What are some resources and steps for a beginner to learn Playwright?


Getting Started with Playwright

Welcome to the world of Playwright! It's a powerful tool for testing web applications, and it's easier to get started than you might think.


Before diving into Playwright, you'll need a basic understanding of JavaScript and Node.js. If you're not familiar with these, don't worry. There are plenty of online resources to help you get up to speed.

Installing Playwright

Once you're comfortable with JavaScript and Node.js, it's time to install Playwright. You can do this using npm, the Node.js package manager. Just open your terminal and run the following command:

npm i -D @playwright/test

Writing Your First Test

After installing Playwright, you can start writing tests using the @playwright/test library. This library provides a simple API for interacting with web pages. Here's a basic example:

import { test } from '@playwright/test';

test('basic test', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.goto('https://ray.run/');
  const title = await page.title();

Exploring Advanced Features

As you get more comfortable with Playwright, you might want to explore some of its more advanced features. For example, @playwright/test also supports testing React components.

Remember, learning Playwright is a journey. Take your time, practice, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Happy testing!


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