WebdriverIO vs Playwright: What are the differences?
What is Playwright? Node library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API (By Microsoft). It is a Node library to automate the Chromium, WebKit and Firefox browsers with a single API. It enables cross-browser web automation that is ever-green, capable, reliable and fast.
WebdriverIO and Playwright can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by WebdriverIO are:
- Support for the WebDriver specification as well as to Appium
- Easy Test Setup
On the other hand, Playwright provides the following key features:
- Node library
- Headless supported
- Enables cross-browser web automation
WebdriverIO and Playwright are both open source tools. Playwright with 10.9K GitHub stars and 282 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than WebdriverIO with 5.58K GitHub stars and 1.63K GitHub forks.