In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the future of testing with Cypress — what it is, how to use it, and more!
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03:55 - What Is Cypress?
- A visual testing studio that uses a jQuery-like syntax to test your application in browser.
- Very modern testing solution.
07:36 - Used to be only Chrome
- Now available for Safari, Firefox, Edge, etc.
???? - What frameworks is it for?
- Literally anything that runs on a URL in the browser. Cypress just looks at a URL, executes the commands and then checks the results.
- Can also run on ci/cd via a headless mode.
- React component testing is experimental.
10:58 - Automation
- Cypress studio new feature that writes tests for you.
12:37 - Data
- Intercept + Fixtures or through plugins
15:01 - Cost?
- It's free!
- There is a paid product called Cypress Dashboard that allows you to record tests long-term.