Puppeteer vs Selenium: What are the differences?
Puppeteer: 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; 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.
Puppeteer can be classified as a tool in the "Headless Browsers" category, while Selenium is grouped under "Browser Testing".
Puppeteer and Selenium are both open source tools. It seems that Puppeteer with 51.2K GitHub stars and 4.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Selenium with 14.9K GitHub stars and 4.97K GitHub forks.
MIT, Typeform, and Bukalapak are some of the popular companies that use Selenium, whereas Puppeteer is used by Huddle, Better, and Orangesys Inc.. Selenium has a broader approval, being mentioned in 777 company stacks & 443 developers stacks; compared to Puppeteer, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.
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