STARWEST 2024 Tutorial: Modern Web Testing with Playwright


Tuesday, September 24, 2024 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Modern Web Testing with Playwright

Everybody gets frustrated when web apps are broken, but testing them thoroughly doesn’t need to be a chore. Playwright, a new open-source browser automation tool from Microsoft, makes testing web apps fun! Playwright offers a slew of nifty features like automatic waiting, mobile emulation, and network interception. Plus, with isolated browser contexts, Playwright tests can set up much faster than traditional Web UI tests. In this session, we will automate concise yet robust web app tests for a Kanban board web app with Playwright in TypeScript. You'll learn to test modern web apps of any kind with modern web test tools. You’ll also be able to compare Playwright with other tools like Selenium WebDriver and Cypress.

Andrew Knight
Cycle Labs

Andrew Knight, also known as “Pandy,” is the Automation Panda. He’s a software quality champion who loves to help people build better quality software. Currently, he works as the Senior Director of Product Management at Cycle Labs, focusing on building an excellent test automation platform for enterprise systems. Previously, Pandy spent a decade as a SDET building solutions to testing problems at various tech companies. He also previously led Developer Relations and Test Automation University at Applitools. As an avid supporter of open source software, Pandy is a Playwright Ambassador as well as the lead developer for Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern. On the side, he is writing a book on software testing with Manning Publications. Apart from software, Pandy spends time with his family, his French Bulldog, and his vintage Volkswagens. Check out his tech blog at, and follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda.