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Headless Chrome for front-end test

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This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radar.Understand more
May 2018
trial?

Since mid-2017, Chrome users have had the option of running the browser in headless mode. This feature is ideally suited to running front-end browser tests without the overhead of displaying actions on a screen. Previously, this was largely the province of PhantomJS but Headless Chrome is rapidly replacing the JavaScript-driven WebKit approach. Tests in Headless Chrome should run much faster, and behave more like a real browser, but our teams have found that it does use more memory than PhantomJS. With all these advantages, Headless Chrome for front-end test is likely to become the de facto standard.

Nov 2017
trial?

Since mid-2017, Chrome users have had the option of running the browser in headless mode. This feature is ideally suited to running front-end browser tests without the overhead of displaying actions on a screen. Previously, this was largely the province of PhantomJS but Headless Chrome is rapidly replacing the JavaScript-driven WebKit approach. Tests in Headless Chrome should run much faster, and behave more like a real browser, but our teams have found that it does use more memory than PhantomJS. With all these advantages, Headless Chrome for front-end test is likely to become the de facto standard.