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Apr 2021
Trial ? Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.

Playwright allows you to write Web UI tests for Chromium and Firefox as well as WebKit, all through the same API. The tool has gained some attention for its support of all the major browser engines which it achieves by including patched versions of Firefox and Webkit. We continue to hear positive experience reports with Playwright, in particular its stability. Teams have also found it easy to migrate from Puppeteer, which has a very similar API.

Oct 2020
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

Web UI testing continues to be an active space. Some of the folks who built Puppeteer have since moved on to Microsoft and are now applying their learnings to Playwright, which allows you to write tests for Chromium and Firefox as well as WebKit, all through the same API. Playwright has gained some attention for its support of all the major browser engines, which it currently achieves by including patched versions of Firefox and Webkit. It remains to be seen how quickly other tools can catch up, with more and more support for the Chrome DevTools Protocol as a common API for automating browsers.

Published : Oct 28, 2020
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