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PentaBAR – Web Automation with Robot Framework: Selenium vs Playwright

The ideal time to check product quality is before release, when QA teams hunt for bugs that might have been missed during development. For the best results, testers turn to automated web testing to boost efficiency.

The commonly used Robot Framework is a keyword-driven test automation solution that empowers testers to efficiently manage complex workflow scripts. But which tool to choose? To select the optimal framework, you need to understand the pros and cons of the contenders, Selenium and Playwright.

We invite you to watch this PentaBAR video, featuring Liviu Avram, Project Manager and QA Automation Lead at Pentalog, with 13+ years of testing experience. In his presentation, our speaker compares automation tools Selenium and Playwright to find out which one is worth choosing and which one is out-of-date.

The PentaBAR’s agenda covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Playwright
  • Browser Library based on Playwright – What are the benefits?
  • Playwright vs Selenium
  • Why is Selenium obsolete?
  • Browser Library – where does it stand today and what’s coming?
  • What’s new in Browser Library? – examples of mixed locators
  • A demo with Selenium and Browser Library, made by our speaker, Liviu Avram.

About PentaBAR:

PentaBAR is an events series designed for those with a passion for technology. It’s a place for professionals to meet and share knowledge.
PentaBAR began as an offline meetup, with the aim of supporting continuous learning and professional development in a relaxed, friendly environment. In June 2020, PentaBAR was relaunched as a virtual event.

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