Playwright: Detailed Overview & Metrics

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Playwright is a Node.js library for automating browsers, enabling developers to write reliable end-to-end tests for web applications. It provides a single API to automate Chromium, Firefox, and WebKit browsers, allowing for cross-browser testing. Playwright offers advanced features like automatic waiting, network interception, and parallel execution, making it a powerful tool for testing complex web applications.

Compared to other browser automation tools like Puppeteer, Playwright offers broader browser support, improved reliability, and faster execution speed. It is actively maintained by Microsoft and has a growing community of contributors, ensuring ongoing development and support.

Alternatives:
puppeteer+
selenium-webdriver+
cypress+
testcafe+
webdriverio+
nightwatch+
taiko+
protractor+
karma+
intern+

Tags: node.jsbrowser automationend-to-end testingcross-browser testingweb applications