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Playwright vs Ranorex Studio: What are the differences?


In this Markdown code, we will discuss the key differences between Playwright and Ranorex Studio. Playwright and Ranorex Studio are both automation tools used for testing web applications, but they have distinct features and capabilities that set them apart.

  1. Scripting Language: Playwright is based on JavaScript, which allows for easy integration with JavaScript-based frameworks like Node.js and popular testing frameworks like Jest. On the other hand, Ranorex Studio uses C# as its scripting language, enabling seamless integration with .NET-based applications and frameworks.

  2. Multi-Browser Support: Playwright supports a wide range of browsers including Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, allowing cross-browser testing capabilities. In contrast, Ranorex Studio primarily focuses on testing web applications on Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers.

  3. Headless Mode: Playwright offers a headless mode where tests can run without displaying the browser window, increasing testing efficiency and reducing resource consumption. Ranorex Studio lacks native support for headless mode, requiring the browser window to be displayed during test execution.

  4. Mobile Testing: Playwright provides built-in mobile emulation and testing capabilities, allowing developers to test their web applications on different mobile devices and screen sizes. While Ranorex Studio has limited mobile testing support, it mainly focuses on desktop web application testing.

  5. Built-in Wait Strategies: Playwright includes built-in wait strategies, such as waiting for specific DOM events or elements to be available, which enhances test reliability and stability. Ranorex Studio also provides wait actions but lacks the extensive wait strategy options available in Playwright.

  6. Community and Support: Playwright is an open-source project supported by Microsoft and has an active developer community, making it easier to find examples, tutorials, and participate in discussions. Ranorex Studio, although it provides commercial support and a dedicated community forum, may not have the same level of community support as Playwright.

In summary, Playwright and Ranorex Studio differ in scripting language, browser support, headless mode capabilities, mobile testing support, built-in wait strategies, and community support. While Playwright offers multi-browser support, native headless mode, and extensive mobile testing capabilities, Ranorex Studio specializes in desktop web application testing primarily on Internet Explorer and Chrome browsers.

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Pros of Playwright
Pros of Ranorex Studio
  • 14
    Cross browser
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    Open source
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    Test Runner with Playwright/test
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    Promise based
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    Well documented
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    Integrate your POMs as extensible fixtures
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    Execute tests in parallel
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    API Testing
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    Python Support
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    Capture videos, screenshots and other artifacts on fail
  • 3
    Inbuild reporters html,line,dot,json
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    Context isolation
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    Cons of Playwright
    Cons of Ranorex Studio
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      Less help
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      Node based
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      Does not execute outside of browser
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      What is Playwright?

      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.

      What is Ranorex Studio?

      It empowers testers with a complete toolset for end-to-end testing of desktop, web and mobile applications in a single license. Automate tests on a Windows desktop, and then execute them locally or remotely, on real iOS or Android mobile devices or on simulators/emulators.

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