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Selenium Essentials by Prashanth Sams

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Selenium headless browser testing

A headless browser is a web browser without Graphical User Interface (GUI). It accesses and renders web pages but doesn't show them to any human being. A headless browser should be able to parse JavaScript. Currently, most of the systems encourage tests against headless browsers due to their efficiency and time-saving properties. PhantomJS and HTMLUnit are the most commonly-used headless browsers. Capybara-webkit is another efficient headless WebKit for rails-based applications.

PhantomJS

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with the JavaScript API. It is generally used for the headless testing of web applications that come with GhostDriver built-in. Tests on PhantomJS are obviously fast since it has fast and ...

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