Use Cypress to build end-to-end tests easily and records all test steps as a video

Cypress is a free, open source, locally installed testing tool and a service for recording your tests.It is a useful tool that helps developers build end-to-end tests easily and records all test steps as a video in an MP4 file.Cypress can test anything that runs in a browser.

Cypress enables you to write all types of tests:

  • End to end tests
  • Integration tests
  • Unit tests
Cypress Running Tests
Image – Cypress Running Tests

Key Features

  • Time Travel: Cypress takes snapshots as your tests run. Simply hover over commands in the Command Log to see exactly what happened at each step.
  • Ability to Debug: Stop guessing why your tests are failing. Debug directly from familiar tools like Chrome DevTools. Our readable errors and stack traces make debugging lightning fast.

    Cypress Debug Tests
    Image – Cypress Debug Tests
  • Automatic Waiting: Never add waits or sleeps to your tests. Cypress automatically waits for commands and assertions before moving on. No more async hell.
  • Spies, Stubs, and Clocks: Verify and control the behavior of functions, server responses, or timers. The same functionality you love from unit testing is right at your fingertips.
  • Network Traffic Control: Easily control, stub, and test edge cases without involving your server. You can stub network traffic however you like.
  • Consistent Results: Our architecture doesn’t use Selenium or WebDriver. Say hello to fast, consistent and reliable tests that are flake-free.
  • Screenshots and Videos: View screenshots taken automatically on failure, or videos of your entire test suite when run from the CLI.

System Requirements

Cypress application supports following operating systems:

  • Mac OS 10.9+ (Mavericks+), only 64bit binaries are provided for macOS.
  • Linux Ubuntu 12.04+, Fedora 21, Debian 8
  • Windows 7+, only 32bit binaries are provided for Windows.

Refer below for Cypress installation via npm

Cypress Installation
Image – Cypress Installation

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