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Web applications are essential to meet customers' demands in today's fast-paced business environment. Ensuring the quality of web applications can be challenging, and businesses need to use effective testing tools to guarantee that their applications function correctly. Inefficient testing processes can lead to delays in product delivery, resulting in reduced customer satisfaction and revenue loss. Traditional testing tools require extensive setup and configuration, leading to longer testing cycles which can be challenging to integrate with third-party libraries. These challenges demonstrate the need for a testing tool that offers ease of setup, debugging capabilities, and the efficient execution of test suites. Cypress.io is that tool; it offers an array of features that make creating and executing test suites efficient and seamless.
What Is Cypress.io?
- Rich, automated user interface applications, such as Angular.js or React.js
- Faster execution when compared with other automation tools, like Selenium, QTP, etc.
Cypress.io offers a web testing engine that goes beyond the capabilities of existing testing tools and provides the following features:
- A visual interface for metrics – tests and commands are executed with pass/fail status providing a clear view of the test results
- Time travel – enables you to restore the application or component to its previous state by hovering over a command, allowing you to go back to earlier states during testing
- Automatic wait – which includes prebuilt support for implicit or explicit waits
- Screenshots and videos – provides a screenshot of a failed test case as well as videos of each step when the test case is executed headlessly
- Testing modification – the test behavior can be modified during run time
What Are the Benefits of Using Cypress.io?
With Cypress.io, end-to-end testing of web applications becomes easier as the Cypress.io test automation framework is tool agnostic. In addition, Cypress.io has an interactive test execution interface (test runner GUI) that supports other features like time travel, automatic waiting, real-time reloads, flaky test, consistent results, debuggability, network lag, etc. These features enable the efficient creation, execution, and maintenance of automation test suites on-premises and in the cloud along with the flexibility to integrate with third-party libraries such as – Allure Reports, Mocha Reports, BDD - Cucumber, Jenkins, and more.
6 Benefits of Cypress.io
1. Ubiquity of Bundled Libraries
Cypress.io comes with built-in libraries such as:
- Chai - a BDD / TDD assertion library
- Node.js - when running the tests in the browser
By leveraging these open-source libraries, we enhance stability and increase familiarity with the platform, resulting in faster implementation of testing and improved testing efficiency.
2. Easy Setup
Setting up Cypress.io for automation testing is straightforward because the dependencies and libraries are already installed and configured.
Cypress.io offers a revolutionary solution to debugging challenges in software development. By bundling standard developer tools, Cypress.io streamlines the debugging process, making it less cumbersome and more intuitive. With its interactive test execution interface, Cypress.io empowers developers to control the tests’ execution directly in the browser. This allows for easy access to crucial elements such as the DOM, documents, and window debugger, providing unparalleled ease and efficiency in debugging. With Cypress.io, developers can accelerate their workflow and confidently deliver high-quality code.
4. Quick Test Execution
Cypress.io is known for its fast test initiation and execution. One of Cypress’s features – automatic waits – allows the tests to wait automatically for DOM elements, page load times, page events, visibility of elements, and more.
5. Active Community
Cypress' freemium model allows users to choose between a paid or open-source version. In addition, growing interest in Cypress.io has been demonstrated by its implementation into various frameworks, supporting libraries, data models, etc. and active participation in communities such as GitHub, Gitter, and StackOverflow.
Cypress.io supports capabilities and features like time travel and real-time reload and helps examine the web application code during and after test execution.
Cypress.io is a robust, end-to-end testing framework that offers several benefits to businesses seeking to improve their testing processes. Businesses can leverage its ease of setup, efficient execution, and debugging capabilities to optimize their testing processes, accelerate their workflow, and confidently deliver high-quality code.
How Nisum Can Help
Our Testing and Automation Platform (TAP) is a robust, stable, and scalable framework that can help you automate your browser-based testing needs for modern web applications and is built with Advanced UI Angular. If you're looking for a reliable partner with extensive expertise in quality assurance automation and framework development for APIs, UIs, mobile applications, backends, and process automation – look no further than Nisum. Our experienced team is ready to assist you in achieving your business goals. Contact us today to explore how we can help you on your test automation journey.