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UI Testing with Puppeteer

By : Dario Kondratiuk
Book Image

UI Testing with Puppeteer

By: Dario Kondratiuk

Overview of this book

Puppeteer is an open source web automation library created by Google to perform tasks such as end-to-end testing, performance monitoring, and task automation with ease. Using real-world use cases, this book will take you on a pragmatic journey, helping you to learn Puppeteer and implement best practices to take your automation code to the next level! Starting with an introduction to headless browsers, this book will take you through the foundations of browser automation, showing you how far you can get using Puppeteer to automate Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. You’ll then learn the basics of end-to-end testing and understand how to create reliable tests. You’ll also get to grips with finding elements using CSS selectors and XPath expressions. As you progress through the chapters, the focus shifts to more advanced browser automation topics such as executing JavaScript code inside the browser. You’ll learn various use cases of Puppeteer, such as mobile devices or network speed testing, gauging your site’s performance, and using Puppeteer as a web scraping tool. By the end of this UI testing book, you’ll have learned how to make the most of Puppeteer’s API and be able to apply it in your real-world projects.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)


In this chapter, we learned the concept of flaky tests, and we saw many techniques and tools to prevent having flaky tests in our test suites.

While we were learning about these wait tools, we saw many page events without even noticing them. Now you can not only wait for selectors and network calls but you can also deal with dialogs and popups.

The last section was short, but as promised, we now have another tool in our toolbox, a headless recorder.

In the next chapter, we will get into more advanced tools and learn how to execute JavaScript in the browser.