PhantomJS vs SlimerJS: What are the differences?
PhantomJS and SlimerJS belong to "Headless Browsers" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by PhantomJS are:
- Multiplatform, available on major operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unices.
- Pure headless (no X11) on Linux, ideal for continuous integration systems. Also runs on Amazon EC2, Heroku, and Iron.io.
On the other hand, SlimerJS provides the following key features:
- Read and write files
- Load a web page and inspect its content
- Act on a web page like a user: click on links, fill in form fields etc
PhantomJS and SlimerJS are both open source tools. It seems that PhantomJS with 27K GitHub stars and 5.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than SlimerJS with 2.87K GitHub stars and 288 GitHub forks.
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