Puppeteer vs wkhtmltopdf: 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, wkhtmltopdf is detailed as "Convert HTML to PDF using Webkit (QtWebKit)". 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.
Puppeteer and wkhtmltopdf are primarily classified as "Headless Browsers" and "File Conversion" tools respectively.
Puppeteer and wkhtmltopdf are both open source tools. Puppeteer with 51.2K GitHub stars and 4.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than wkhtmltopdf with 8.4K GitHub stars and 1.17K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Puppeteer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 25 company stacks & 19 developers stacks; compared to wkhtmltopdf, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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