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Introduction to Playwright

Hi everyone, in this series, I’m going to tell you about Playwright, an open source end to end testing Framework by Microsoft for testing your modern web applications. Playwright supports all modern browsers and works on all platforms.

Playwright can automate what a user does such as clicking on elements, filling in text etc. As Playwright is like a fast user it waits for elements to be actionable before it clicks on the them, and retries when making assertions to ensure your tests are not flaky. And as tests run in parallel by default test execution is really fast.

Playwright comes with a great developer experience thanks to tooling such as Codegen, trace viewer and the VS Code extension.

In the next post let’s take a look at how to install Playwright.

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