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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.

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Hi, I am starting out to test an application that is currently being developed - FE: React. BE: Node JS. I want the framework to be able to test all UI scenarios (from simple to complex) and also have the capability to test APIs. I also need to run tests across all OSs and Browsers (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS). I have also looked into react-testing-library and @TestProject.io. Any advice you can give as to which framework would be best and why would be so much appreciated! Thank you!!

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You should also definitely look into Playwright, which is a new automation tool from Microsoft building on top of the Puppeteer experience and trying to bring this experience in the cross browser space - very exciting project. Great team. Also CodeceptJS as already Playwright support which at a ton of valuable features on top of Playwright, give it a go!

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Jinesh Khimsaria
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I'm also looking for the same, FE: React & BE: NodeJS. Cypress won't help as it lacks cross-browser testing, it doesn't support all the browsers. I'm still investigating it, but looks like WebdriverIO may fulfil what I'm looking for - Cross-browser testing, integration with CI/CD, running it as a docker service, good support on assertions & reporting of test results. Let me know if you found any information on any of the above mentioned points.

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Hi Esther, if you really need cross OS and cross device automation Cypress wont help, with WebdriverIO you can do it … and check out CodeceptJS, which is a wrapper around several frameworks (like WebdriverIO) and will support future players (currently for example upcoming Playwright) as well.

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Pros of Playwright
Pros of Selenide
  • 12
    Cross browser
  • 7
    Promise based
  • 7
    Open source
  • 7
    Test Runner with Playwright/test
  • 6
    Well documented
  • 4
    Capture videos, screenshots and other artifacts on fail
  • 4
    API Testing
  • 4
    Execute tests in parallel
  • 3
    Python Support
  • 3
    Inbuild reporters html,line,dot,json
  • 3
    Context isolation
  • 2
    Integrate your POMs as extensible fixtures
  • 4
    Nice JAVA API
  • 2
    Integrated with WebDriverManager project
  • 2
    Integrated with Selenium-Jupiter framework
  • 2
    File upload support
  • 2
    Very mature API
  • 1
    Cross browser
  • 1
    Capture screen shots on fail
  • 1
    Proxy server

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Cons of Playwright
Cons of Selenide
  • 9
    Less help
  • 1
    Does not execute outside of browser
  • 1
    Node based
  • 1
    Hybrid page model not possible

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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 Selenide?

It is a library for writing concise, readable, boilerplate-free tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver.

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What are some alternatives to Playwright and Selenide?
Puppeteer
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.
Selenium
Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
Protractor
Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
Cypress
Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
TestCafe
It is a pure node.js end-to-end solution for testing web apps. It takes care of all the stages: starting browsers, running tests, gathering test results and generating reports.
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