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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 329: Hasty Treat - The Future of Testing with Cypress



Feb 22nd, 2021

Hasty Treat - The Future of Testing with Cypress

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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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Show Notes

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.

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