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    PhantomJS - Scriptable Headless WebKit

    PhantomJS ( is a headless WebKit scriptable with JavaScript. The latest stable release is version 2.1.

    Note: Please do not create a GitHub pull request without reading the Contribution Guide first. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of the pull request.

    Use Cases

    • Headless web testing. Lightning-fast testing without the browser is now possible!
    • Page automation. Access and manipulate web pages with the standard DOM API, or with usual libraries like jQuery.
    • Screen capture. Programmatically capture web contents, including CSS, SVG and Canvas. Build server-side web graphics apps, from a screenshot service to a vector chart rasterizer.
    • Network monitoring. Automate performance analysis, track page loading and export as standard HAR format.


    • Multiplatform, available on major operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unices.
    • Fast and native implementation of web standards: DOM, CSS, JavaScript, Canvas, and SVG. No emulation!
    • Pure headless (no X11) on Linux, ideal for continuous integration systems. Also runs on Amazon EC2, Heroku, and
    • Easy to install: Download, unpack, and start having fun in just 5 minutes.


    PhantomJS is free software/open source, and is distributed under the BSD license. It contains third-party code, see the included third-party.txt file for the license information on third-party code.

    PhantomJS is created and maintained by Ariya Hidayat (Twitter: @ariyahidayat), with the help of many contributors. Follow the official Twitter stream @PhantomJS to get the frequent development updates.

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