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Playwright is a powerful, open-source automation framework for end-to-end testing of web applications. Developed by Microsoft, it enables developers to write and execute tests across multiple browsers and platforms with a single API. Key features include:

  1. Cross-Browser Testing: Playwright supports Chromium, Firefox, and WebKit, allowing you to test web applications across different browsers and ensure consistent behavior.
  2. Multi-Platform Support: It runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux, providing flexibility for testing in various development environments.
  3. Automated UI Testing: Playwright automates user interactions such as clicks, form submissions, and navigation, making it easy to verify that user interfaces function correctly.
  4. Network Interception: It allows you to intercept and modify network requests and responses, enabling advanced testing scenarios like simulating network conditions or testing API endpoints.
  5. Parallel Testing: Playwright can run tests in parallel, significantly reducing the time required to execute a full test suite.
  6. Headless and Headful Modes: It supports both headless mode, for faster execution without a UI, and headful mode, for debugging and visual verification.

Playwright's robust feature set and cross-browser capabilities make it a popular choice for developers seeking reliable and comprehensive web application testing solutions.

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