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PhantomJS vs WebStorm: What are the differences?

What is PhantomJS? Scriptable Headless WebKit. PhantomJS (www.phantomjs.org) 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 WebStorm? The smartest JavaScript IDE. WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.

PhantomJS belongs to "Headless Browsers" category of the tech stack, while WebStorm can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

Some of the features offered by PhantomJS are:

  • Multiplatform, available on major operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unices.
  • Fast and native implementation of web standards: DOM, CSS, JavaScript, Canvas, and SVG. No emulation!
  • Pure headless (no X11) on Linux, ideal for continuous integration systems. Also runs on Amazon EC2, Heroku, and Iron.io.

On the other hand, WebStorm provides the following key features:

  • Coding assistance for JavaScript and TypeScript
  • Support for React and Angular
  • Built-in debugger for client-side JavaScript and Node.js

"Scriptable web browser" is the primary reason why developers consider PhantomJS over the competitors, whereas "Intelligent ide " was stated as the key factor in picking WebStorm.

PhantomJS is an open source tool with 26.9K GitHub stars and 5.7K GitHub forks. Here's a link to PhantomJS's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, PedidosYa, and Pubu are some of the popular companies that use WebStorm, whereas PhantomJS is used by Key Location, Tailor Brands, and NationBuilder. WebStorm has a broader approval, being mentioned in 469 company stacks & 449 developers stacks; compared to PhantomJS, which is listed in 77 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.

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What is PhantomJS?

PhantomJS (www.phantomjs.org) 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 WebStorm?

WebStorm is a lightweight and intelligent IDE for front-end development and server-side JavaScript.
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      What are some alternatives to PhantomJS and WebStorm?
      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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      How developers use PhantomJS and WebStorm
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      Cloudcraft uses WebStormWebStorm

      WebStorm is the best IDE hands-down for JavaScript developers. Yes, there's more lightweight editors (and nothing beats vim when debugging remotely), but the sheer productivity of WebStorm is unparalleled. React/JSX support? Check. ES2015 support? You bet. Node.js profiling? Yes! Look, if you can't rename a class or variable reliably across a JavaScript project, follow references, debug (without console logs) your editor sucks. Don't use a editor that sucks, use WebStorm!

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      fadingdust uses PhantomJSPhantomJS

      We run PhantomJS as part of the CircleCI testing, comparing against other branches to ensure changes are limited to their intended scope.

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      GHA Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

      For all our team's coding because of its support of core libraries like angular and ruby on rails

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      Promethean TV uses WebStormWebStorm

      IDE used for development of various web applications and services at Promethean.

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      Nough You uses PhantomJSPhantomJS

      Headless browsing, headless chrome is good too, this is not supported anymore.

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      ByeongGi uses PhantomJSPhantomJS
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      Coolfront Technologies uses WebStormWebStorm

      Developer's use for editing and developing Javascript projects.

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      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses WebStormWebStorm

      We just use because we love it :)... but is not required.

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      Veggie Sailor uses PhantomJSPhantomJS

      Functional tests / screenshots generation.

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      Alexpts Pts uses PhantomJSPhantomJS
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