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Npm Cypress Libraries

Most Popular Npm Cypress Libraries

NameSizeLicenseAgeLast Published
cypress861.52 kBMIT9 Years12 Sep 2023
eslint-plugin-cypress11.72 kBMIT6 Years18 Sep 2023
@cypress/code-coverage18.84 kBMIT4 Years11 Sep 2023
@cypress/webpack-preprocessor9.2 kBMIT6 Years29 Aug 2023
cypress-cucumber-preprocessor27.22 kBMIT6 Years6 Dec 2021
@testing-library/cypress8.98 kBMIT4 Years13 Sep 2023
cypress-file-upload47.52 kBMIT5 Years21 Jun 2021
cypress-plugin-tab3.24 kBMIT4 Years20 Dec 2019
cypress-wait-until192.94 kBMIT4 Years5 Aug 2023
junit-report-merger7.54 kBMIT8 Years9 May 2023
@cypress/grep10.88 kBMIT1 Years29 Aug 2023
find-test-names1 BMIT2 Years5 Jul 2023
@cypress/browserify-preprocessor6.82 kBMIT6 Years4 Nov 2021
cypress-axe7.15 kBMIT5 Years1 Sep 2023
@badeball/cypress-cucumber-preprocessor41.61 kBMIT3 Years16 Sep 2023

When are Cypress Libraries Useful

Cypress is an end-to-end testing framework that creates a robust, reliable testing environment for web applications. They are useful when:

  1. Developing complex web applications: Cypress provides powerful testing utilities for robust applications, ensuring every component functions as expected.
  2. Integration testing: Cypress makes it easy to test integration points between different components of an application.
  3. Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline: Cypress helps to ensure any new code changes do not break application by running tests automatically in the pipeline with npm package manager.
  4. Debugging: Cypress can record tests, giving developers a powerful tool to track and patch any bugs or issues.
  5. Creating reliable, more robust, and stable software: Thanks to the above points, Cypress helps any developer produce more maintainable and higher quality software.

What Functionalities Do Cypress Libraries Usually Have

Cypress offers a diverse range of functionalities to satisfy the needs of any testing environment. The key functionalities include:

  1. Real-Time Reloading: As code changes, your tests re-run.
  2. Automatic Waiting: You never have to add waits or sleeps to your tests, Cypress automatically waits for commands and assertions before moving on.
  3. Spies, Stubs, and Clocks: Verify and control the behavior of functions, server responses, or timers. The commands cy.spy(), cy.stub(), and cy.clock() allow you to do this.
  4. Network Traffic Control: Easily control, stub, and test edge cases without involving your server. You have the ability to stub network traffic however you like.
  5. Consistent Results: Cypress architecture doesn’t use Selenium or WebDriver. Enjoy consistent results driven by a unique architecture.
  6. Cross-browser Testing: Run tests within Firefox and Chrome-family browsers (including Edge and Electron).

Gotchas/Pitfalls to Look Out For

While Cypress is powerful and feature-rich, there are some pitfalls that need to be considered when integrating it into your testing process:

  1. Limited Browser Support: As of now, Cypress supports only Chrome-family browsers and Firefox. Developers should be aware of this limitation if their application requires testing on a different browser.
  2. No Multi-tabs Support: Cypress currently does not support multi-tab testing where interactions in one tab reflect in another.
  3. No File Upload Testing: Cypress doesn't have built-in support or a straightforward way to test file uploads. This could cause difficulties when testing certain user interactions.
  4. Limited Support for iFrames: Working with iframes in Cypress can be challenging, which might be an issue if your application relies heavily on iframes.
  5. Parallelization Limits: Running Cypress on multiple machines requires Cypress Dashboard, which is a paid feature. This could present obstacles if you are looking for a free parallelization solution.

It is important to consider these limitations and weigh them against your needs when deciding whether or not to use Cypress for your testing environment.