Testing Web Applications with Playwright - Debbie O'Brien, TestJS Summit 2022

Discover how Playwright, a cutting-edge end-to-end testing framework, can revolutionize your web application testing. Learn about its parallel execution, auto-waiting, CodeGen, Trace Viewer, and more.

Key takeaways
  • Playwright is a modern end-to-end testing framework for web applications.
  • It’s open-source, free, and supported by Microsoft.
  • Playwright runs in parallel, which makes tests super fast.
  • It has built-in auto-waiting for all actions, so you don’t have to set timeouts.
  • Playwright’s CodeGen feature can generate tests for you by recording your actions.
  • The Playwright Trace Viewer allows you to debug your tests and see a full trace of every action.
  • Playwright integrates with Visual Studio Code, so you can run and debug your tests right from the editor.
  • Playwright supports testing iframes, mobile devices, and different browsers and operating systems.
  • Playwright has a large and active community, with many resources and tutorials available online.
  • Playwright is a great choice for testing modern web applications, especially if you’re looking for a fast, reliable, and easy-to-use framework.