Chromeless Playground: Chrome Automation Made Simple

With Chrome 59 came the ability to run a Headless Chrome. Controlling it via code isn’t that easy nor elegant. Enter Chromeless (not be confused with Mozilla’s Chromeless):

With Chromeless you can control Chrome (open website, click elements, fill out forms…) using an elegant API. This is useful for integration tests or any other scenario where you’d need to script a real browser.

Runs locally or headless on AWS Lambda. The API to control it is really elegant, as the code is very easy to understand:

const { Chromeless } = require('chromeless');

async function run() {
  const chromeless = new Chromeless();

  const screenshot = await chromeless
    .goto('https://www.google.com')
    .type('chromeless', 'input[name="q"]')
    .press(13)
    .wait('#resultStats')
    .screenshot();

  console.log(screenshot); // prints local file path or S3 url

  await chromeless.end();
}

run().catch(console.error.bind(console));

Chromeless Playground →
graphcool/chromeless GitHub →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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