How to Run Nightmare JS On Remote Linux Server

Nightmare js is a browser automation tool. It works perfectly on local machine and even has an option to view the browser in action by passing { show: true } option when initializing Nightmare. On remote linux machine, however, it won’t work without installing and including an extra package xvfb. [Read More]

How to Deal With Nightmare JS Zombie Electron Processes

Nightmare JS leaves in its wake zombie electron processes and memory leaks

Nightmare JS is a great browser automation library, especially effective for scrapping websites. It has two faults though: memory leaks and zombie electron processes. But with a duct-tape hacks we can easily overcome both. For memory leak, which is minor but builds up over time, daily restart of the node script or app is pretty effective and avoids solutions that are overkill. [Read More]