PhantomJS vs Puppeteer vs Serverless Chrome

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PhantomJS

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Puppeteer

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25
Serverless Chrome

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Pros of PhantomJS
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Pros of Serverless Chrome
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    Scriptable web browser
  • 3
    Depends on QT
  • 2
    No ECMAScript 6
  • 10
    Scriptable web browser
  • 9
    Very well documented
  • 6
    Promise based
  • 0
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    Cons of PhantomJS
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        Chrome only
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        What is PhantomJS?

        PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with JavaScript. It is used by hundreds of developers and dozens of organizations for web-related development workflow.

        What is Puppeteer?

        Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.

        What is Serverless Chrome?

        The aim of this project is to provide the scaffolding for using Headless Chrome during a serverless function invocation. Serverless Chrome takes care of building and bundling the Chrome binaries and making sure Chrome is running when your serverless function executes. In addition, this project also provides a few "example" handlers for common patterns (e.g. taking a screenshot of a page, printing to PDF, some scraping, etc.)

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          What are some alternatives to PhantomJS, Puppeteer, and Serverless Chrome?
          Selenium
          Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
          Electron
          With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
          Protractor
          Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
          wkhtmltopdf
          wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service.
          SlimerJS
          It allows you to manipulate a web page with an external Javascript script: opening a webpage, clicking on links, modifying the content... It is useful to do functional tests, page automation, network monitoring, screen capture etc.
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