Selenium vs Playwright: What are the differences?
What is Selenium? Web Browser Automation. 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.
What is Playwright? 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.
Selenium and Playwright can be categorized as "Browser Testing" tools.
Selenium and Playwright are both open source tools. It seems that Selenium with 17.3K GitHub stars and 5.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Playwright with 10.9K GitHub stars and 282 GitHub forks.
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