End-to-End Web Testing with Cypress

By Waweru Mwaura
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    Section 1: Cypress as an End-to-End Testing Solution for Frontend Applications
About this book

Cypress is a modern test automation framework for web-based frontend apps. Learning Cypress will help you overcome the shortcomings of conventional testing solutions such as dependency graph problems, the steep learning curve in setting up end-to-end testing packages, and difficulties in writing explicit time waits for your tests.

In End-to-End Web Testing with Cypress, you’ll learn how to use different Cypress tools, including time travel, snapshots, errors, and console output, to write fail-safe and non-flaky tests. You’ll discover techniques for performing test-driven development (TDD) with Cypress and write cross-browser tests for your web applications. As you advance, you’ll implement tests for a sample application and work with a variety of tools and features within the Cypress ecosystem. Finally, this Cypress book will help you grasp advanced testing concepts such as visual testing and networking.

By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills you need to be able to set up Cypress for any web app and understand how to use it to its full potential.

Publication date:
January 2021


Section 1: Cypress as an End-to-End Testing Solution for Frontend Applications

This section focuses on the basic principles and development methodologies that we will use throughout the book. These introductory chapters are essential for understanding more about Cypress, how to set it up, and how it differs from other testing tools such as Selenium WebDriver.

We will first look at how to install and set up Cypress. Then, we will cover the different topics of Cypress' architecture and the differences between Cypress and Selenium. We'll then finally move on to writing our first test, where we will better understand how to properly debug Cypress tests.

In this section, we will cover the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Installing and Setting Up Cypress
  • Chapter 2, Differences between Selenium WebDriver and Cypress
  • Chapter 3, Working with Cypress Command-Line Tools
  • Chapter 4, Writing Your First Test
  • Chapter 5, Debugging Cypress Tests
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