The Test Runner is a free, downloadable and open source (MIT license) application. This is always free to use. Our Dashboard Service is a web application that offers a variety of billing plans (including a free, open source plan) for when you want to record your test runs in CI.
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Cypress will never be able to run on a native mobile app, but we can test some functionality of mobile web browsers and test mobile applications that are developed in a browser, such as with the Ionic framework.
Currently you can control the viewport with the
cy.viewport() command to test responsive, mobile views in a website or web application. You can also mimic certain behaviors like swiping using custom commands.
The Cypress Test Runner is a hybrid application/framework/service all rolled into one. It takes a little bit of other testing tools, brings them together and improves on them.
beforeEach methods. Cypress isn’t different from Mocha, it actually uses Mocha under the hood. All of your tests will be written on top of Mocha’s
reporter for your tests failing / passing. It runs from the command line.
Cypress essentially replaces Karma because it does all of this already and much more.
Ruby specific tool that allows you to write integration tests for your web application is Capybara. In the Rails world, this is the go-to tool for testing your application. It uses Sauce Labs (or another headless driver) to interact with browsers. Its API consists of commands that query for DOM elements, perform user actions, navigate around, etc.
Cypress essentially replaces Capybara because it does all of these things and much more. The difference is that instead of testing your application in a GUI-less console, you would see your application at all times. You’d never have to take a screenshot to debug because all commands instantly provide you the state of your application while they run. Upon any command failing, you’ll get a human-readable error explaining why it failed. There’s no “guessing” when debugging.
Using Protractor provides a nice Promise-based interface on top of Selenium, which makes it less complicated to deal with asynchronous code. Protractor comes with all of the features of Capybara and essentially suffers from the same problems.
Cypress replaces Protractor because it does all of these things and much more. One major difference is that Cypress enables you to write your unit tests and integration tests in the same tool, as opposed to splitting up this work across both Karma and Protractor.
Also, Protractor is very much focused on
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