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Introducing Auto Playwright: Transforming Playwright Tests with AI

Introducing Auto Playwright: Transforming Playwright Tests with AI

In the dynamic field of software development, efficient and effective testing solutions are crucial. I'm excited to introduce a project that's close to my heart - Auto Playwright. This open-source tool integrates AI with Playwright to revolutionize web testing, offering a seamless, intuitive way to automate testing tasks using plain-text AI-driven prompts.

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Streamlining Your Testing Workflow with Auto Playwright

Auto Playwright is here to redefine how we approach Playwright tests. It's straightforward to get started:

  1. Installation: Simply install the auto-playwright dependency via npm:
   $ npm install auto-playwright -D
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  1. Configuration: Set up your OpenAI API key to leverage the AI capabilities:
   $ export OPENAI_API_KEY='your_key_here'
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  1. Usage: Integrate auto function in your tests easily:
   import { test, expect } from "@playwright/test";
   import { auto } from "auto-playwright";
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End-to-end test example:

test("executes query, action and assertion", async ({ page }) => {
  await page.goto("/");

  // `auto` can query data
  // In this case, the result is plain-text contents of the header
  const headerText = await auto(
    "get the header text",
    { page, test },

  // `auto` can perform actions
  // In this case, auto will find and fill in the search text input
  await auto(
    `type "${headerText}" in the search box`,
    { page, test },

  // `auto` can assert the state of the website
  // In this case, the result is a boolean outcome
  const searchInputHasHeaderText = await auto(
    `is the contents of the search box equal to "${headerText}"?`,
    { page, test },

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Practical Use Cases

Simplifying Complex Tasks

Auto Playwright can handle a variety of tasks, from simple queries to complex navigation and data retrieval. For example, automating a user registration process becomes a breeze with instructions like "go to registration page" and "fill in name, email, and password".

Efficient Testing

Auto Playwright excels in making test development faster and more efficient. Though not a complete replacement for traditional testing methods due to AI processing times and API costs, it shines in detailed, less frequent testing scenarios.

The Tech Behind Auto Playwright

At its core, Auto Playwright uses OpenAI's technology to interpret plain text instructions into executable test commands. This makes the process more intuitive and accessible, even for those with limited coding expertise.

Why Choose Auto Playwright?

  • Ease of Use: Rapid creation of tests using plain text prompts.
  • Wide Compatibility: Supports all browsers compatible with Playwright.
  • Cost-Effective: Free to use, with minimal costs associated with OpenAI usage.

Join the Community

I encourage you to try Auto Playwright in your projects and join our community to shape the future of AI-powered test automation. Your feedback and contributions are invaluable.


Auto Playwright isn't just a tool; it's a leap forward in test automation. It makes testing more accessible and aligned with the dynamic nature of web development. As the digital landscape evolves, tools like Auto Playwright will shape the future of testing and development.

Embrace the future of test automation - simplified, efficient, and AI-powered.

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Karas • Edited

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