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What's new in Test Automation? - Someone is pulling the strings once again

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Reading the headline of this article you are probably wondering what is the reason for the "Pulling the strings" analogy. Well, you will understand why in a minute.

So what is Playwright? Playwright is an Open SourceNode library for automating Chromium, WebKit, and Firefox by using a single API. It also supports Headless mode for all browsers on all platforms.
Playwright interacts with the browser via the native Debugging protocol (CDP) and according to the contributors was designed with the primary goal of boosting up test automation, eliminating flakiness, speeding up executions and allowing better browser operation. All things mentioned make Playwright an interesting new option for Test Automation.
Sound familiar?

If all of that sounds familiar to you, it is not a coincidence. Playwright was created by the same team that developed the notorious "Puppeteer" (Which is a very similar Node library that offers control over Chromium via the Dev Tools Protocol and is …