What is Puppeteer?

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Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.

Puppeteer is a tool in the Headless Browsers category of a tech stack. Puppeteer is an open source tool with 57K GitHub stars and 5.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Puppeteer’s open source repository on GitHub

The Puppeteer API is hierarchical and mirrors the browser structure.

The Puppeteer API is hierarchical

How to Setup Puppeteer?

Installing and getting started with Puppeteer is very easy. Since Puppeteer is a Node library, it can be installed using the npm tool.

Installation can be done with the command below:

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