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How to Monitor JavaScript Log Messages and Exceptions with Playwright

Monitoring JavaScript log messages is how you know, at a basic level, what the browser’s JavaScript engine is doing in detail. Playwright provides an efficient way to listen for console logs and uncaught exceptions in your pages. This capability is invaluable for developers and testers aiming to catch and resolve issues early in the development cycle. This article will guide you through the process of setting up Playwright to monitor JavaScript logs and exceptions, enhancing your testing strategy.

Getting Started with Ncentral REST APIs: Tips and Tricks

For some the term API can signal an immediate tune out. I have to admit, despite being in the IT game for 25 years now, I was one of those people. However, that changed to a degree when I took up the Head Nerd role here at N‑able, driven in no small part by the fact that I had to deliver a Head Nerd Boot Camp on Leveraging APIs in N‑central. Unfortunately, these APIs were SOAP based, hadn’t had much development in recent years, and weren’t exactly easy to work with.

APIs: The Silent Heroes of Data Center Management

Data centers typically operate a diverse array of systems including environmental controls, power management, IT service management (ITSM) platforms, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. DCIM software with well-documented, open APIs ensures these systems can communicate and function cohesively. Interoperability fosters.

Writing Your First Visual Regression Check in Playwright

Visual regression testing ensures that your web application looks as expected and that any visual changes are intentional. These tests amount to comparing two screenshots and looking for pixels that are different. With Playwright, you can achieve this with just a few lines of JavaScript. Let's walk through the process using a simple example. Once we’ve done a visual regression test start to finish in Playwright, we’ll show how you can add Checkly tools to create visual regression monitors.