Selenide vs Playwright: What are the differences?
Developers describe Selenide as "Concise UI tests in JAVA". It is a library for writing concise, readable, boilerplate-free tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver. 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.
Selenide and Playwright can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Selenide are:
- Concise fluent API for tests
- Ajax support for stable tests
- Powerful selectors
On the other hand, Playwright provides the following key features:
- Node library
- Headless supported
- Enables cross-browser web automation
Playwright is an open source tool with 10.9K GitHub stars and 282 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Playwright's open source repository on GitHub.