Clarification on Jest and Playwright Test Runner.
This blog post is a video explanation by Kaushik on why he switched from using Jest to Playwright Test Runner in his tutorial videos. He starts by acknowledging the comments and messages he received regarding the choice of using Jest instead of Playwright Test Runner. Kaushik then provides clarification and states that the video he is referring to is the Playwright TypeScript playlist starting from version 1.8.
He explains that initially, Playwright Test Runner was not available, so he used Jest as his preferred option due to its features. However, with the introduction of Playwright Test Runner, he switched to using it and recommends it over Jest. He mentions that the configurations and access to the page object would differ, but the concepts are still the same.
Kaushik goes on to demonstrate the changes needed to migrate from Jest to Playwright Test Runner in a code example. He mentions that the describe, beforeAll, and test functions need to be replaced with test.describe, test.beforeAll, and test. He also discusses how the test.step function can be used to continue with the same session for separate tests instead of relaunching the browser.
The blog post concludes with Kaushik stating that Playwright Test Runner is faster than Jest and references other videos where he explains the benefits of using Playwright Test Runner. He encourages viewers to watch those videos, addresses any further questions in the comments, and thanks the readers for watching.
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