Puppeteer vs Playwright: 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, Playwright is detailed as "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.
Puppeteer and Playwright are primarily classified as "Headless Browsers" and "Browser Testing" tools respectively.
Puppeteer and Playwright are both open source tools. It seems that Puppeteer with 59.9K GitHub stars and 6.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Playwright with 10.9K GitHub stars and 282 GitHub forks.
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