What are the benefits of Cypress End to End Testing?
End-to-end (e2e) testing is necessary for any web application after the initial development phase. It’s a critical part of the QA process, and it can be extremely time-consuming. Cypress is a new hybrid e2e testing tool that speeds up the testing process by automating much of the repetitive work done by developers during manual testing, including:
Using one command to run an entire test suite
Getting detailed feedback on failures via snapshots and video recordings
Re-running failed tests automatically
Cypress offers many different features that can save you hours of time when compared to other e2e testing tools, like Selenium or WebdriverIO. Some of those features include:
Shell commands, which can be used to manipulate elements on a page. This allows you to interact with elements that are hidden by default.
The ability to choose which browsers your tests will run in; this allows you to sidestep browser incompatibility issues and focus on only the browsers your users will actually see.
Configuring tests for different environments, including staging and production. This means you don’t have to run your tests multiple times for each environment, allowing for faster execution.
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