Enlist some difference between puppeteer and phantomjs?

Sahil Mehta
Sahil Mehta

Posted On: Sep 03, 2019

 

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  •  Sahil Mehta
    Answered by Satyam

    Difference between Puppeteer and Phantomjs

    Puppeteer: Puppeteer is an efficient node library that provides a high-level API to regulate the headless chrome upon DevTool protocol. This configuration can also be done in order to use the non-headless chrome. It is described by the developers as a headless chrome Node API. The puppeteers APIs are used to create PDF, navigate the pages, take screenshots or fetch the information from various pages. It has resemblance with the other testing libraries but the latest version of chrome is more suitable.

    The companies using this platform for their functioning are Wix, Huddle, Priceza, Better, Orangesys Inc, Tebel automation and many more.

    The reasons for which developers chose to work with puppeteer

    • It is very well documented
    • It has a scriptable web browser

    The tools used for the integration here include-

    • Node.js
    • Catchpoint synthetics

    PhantomJS: PhantomJS is a complete headless Webkit scriptable which is in accordance with the JavaScript. It is used by a number of developers and organizations to solve the web related queries and maintain the same developmental workflow. It is described by the developers as a scriptable headless WebKit. It is also suitable for performing a number of functions like screen capturing, headless website testing, Network monitoring or page automation.

    Its major utility lies in the head + testing for web applications where it is also suitable for a number of command lines based testing under the same pre-commit hook. It also supports the general continuous integration system. Along with the support of CasperJS, it provides header list testing and CasperJS is a complete navigation scripting or testing tool for PhantomJS.

    With the help of high-level functions along with a straightforward interface, it helps the user to build full navigations in areas and accomplish the desired size for the tasks.

    The company using this platform for their functioning includes Key location, ghost inspector, tailor brands, achieved, Estechco, Vizzbuzz and many more.

    The reasons for which developers chose to work with PhantomJS

    • It has a scriptable web browser
    • It depends on QT
    • No ECMAScript 6

    The tools used for the integration here include-

    • Stackstorm
    • CasperJS
    • Poltergeist
    • Trails
    • Bip.io

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