Puppeteer vs Serverless Chrome: What are the differences?
Developers describe Puppeteer as "Headless Chrome Node API". 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. On the other hand, Serverless Chrome is detailed as "Headless Chrome on AWS Lambda". 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.).
Puppeteer and Serverless Chrome belong to "Headless Browsers" category of the tech stack.
Puppeteer and Serverless Chrome are both open source tools. Puppeteer with 51.1K GitHub stars and 4.71K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Serverless Chrome with 1.95K GitHub stars and 192 GitHub forks.
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