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Learn Playwright & Puppeteer

Tips, tricks, and in-depth guides from the trenches. Learn how to use the popular open-source browser automation frameworks, Playwright and Puppeteer. This guide provides detailed information and examples how you can write high-quality scripts for testing and synthetic monitoring.

Getting Started

Have a look at how Playwright & Puppeteer work, what similarities they share, as well as the noticeable differences.

What is Playwright

What is Playwright

Built on the experience of Puppeteer, Microsoft's Playwright offers unique features.

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What is Puppeteer?

What is Puppeteer?

Learn what's behind the popular Node.js library from Google and the use cases it serves.

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Set up Playwright and Puppeteer

Set up Playwright and Puppeteer

Prepare to write your first scripts and learn how the setup works.

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Diving Deeper

Playwright and Puppeteer are extremely powerful and serve a wide range of use cases. We have collected in-depth articles for important scenarios and challenging automation flows.

End to end scenarios

End to end scenarios

Learn how to script complete user scenarios from signup to checkout.

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Session Management

Session Management

Learn how to use cookies to set states to simplify your scripts.

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Best Practices

Best Practices

Learn about guidelines to write quality automation scripts.

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Performance

Performance

Learn how you can use Playwright & Puppeteer to measure page performances.

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Basic Navigation

Working with navigation and waits are the fundamental of any script.

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Request Interception

Learn how to control HTTP requests and responses.

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Basic Selectors

Working with selectors is key for writing high quality scripts.

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