What is Cypress


Procedure automation is one of the most widely used practices in software development and execution worldwide, so developers, engineers, and experts are constantly searching for new tools to help them with this. Cypress is one of the most versatile when it comes to testing web applications.


On their official website they define it like this: “Cypress is a next-generation front-end testing tool created for the modern web. We address key pain points developers and QA engineers face when testing modern apps.”


It allows the user to: configure tests, write tests, run tests, and also perform debugging tests. They point out that while Cypress is often compared to Selenium, they are "fundamentally and architecturally different." Cypress, being unrestricted, can do fast, easy, and reliable testing.


Where Cypress operates


This easy-to-use tool operates directly in the browser using a novel DOM manipulation technique, allowing front-end developers and QA engineers to write automated web tests while simultaneously eliminating software or application weaknesses. 

What is the main benefit of using Cypress?

Cypress is universal


When compared to other automation tools and frameworks, Cypress stands out for its universality, as it is written in JavaScript and is based on Mocha and Chai. Also, it uses Node.js when running in browsers.


Being based on JavaScript gives it this universality as it is a main language used by developers to build most web sites and applications. Cypress tests are done in this language, making them easy to use for all users familiar with this language.

What is the difference between Cypress and other technologies?

It differs from other testing tools because it is designed to test like a real user, which means that it will test commands and assertions until you get a final answer.