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Features of Cypress Tool

Cypress is fully loaded with some fantastic features, and it is releasing new features regularly. In this article, we will discuss some of Cypress's features that make it unique:

  1. Time Travel: Cypress can take snapshots as the test runs, and to demonstrate this, one can hover over the commands present in the Cypress Test Runner command log to see what happened precisely at each step.
  2. Debugging: No need to waste time figuring out why the test failed; instead, you can debug directly from developer tools that make spotting, reading, and stack tracing errors lightning fast.
  3. Automatic Wait: You don't have to worry about implicit or explicit waits anymore. Cypress automatically waits for commands and assertions before moving on.
  4. Control Network Traffic: Cypress has build-in methods to intercept all network requests, including fetch calls; you can spy on-network calls and wait for them to finish. Cypress can stub the responses of your network calls. You can be confident that your test will not break even if your application's API has gone offline.
  5. Spies, Stubs, And Clocks: Verify and control the behavior of a function, server responses, and timers using Cypress build-in commands - stub, spy, and clock, which are helpful when writing both unit and integration tests.
  6. Consistent Results: Cypress tests runs directly on the browser. Therefore test results are quick, flake-free, and consistent.
  7. Screenshots And Videos: In Cypress, Screenshots and videos are captured automatically when running your test headlessly. You can also configure them according to your requirement.
  8. Cross Browser Testing: We can run tests with Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Electron locally and optimally in a continuous integration pipeline.
  9. Test Runner: You can automatically run and see how your test work visually using Cypress Test Runner. You can create, view, and search test files using the runner. Also, you can switch and execute tests on different browsers from the Cypress runner interface. 
  10. Code Coverage: Cypress Code coverage plugin gives you a visual indicator to see which areas of our code have been overly tested and which areas have not been tested at all.
  11. Record Test: Cypress Studio lets you write automated tests with minimal coding by recording your interaction with the application under test. It generates commands and assertions quickly.
  12. Support CI/CD Tools: You can easily integrate Cypress with Jenkins, CircleCI, GitHub Actions, and other CI/CD tools. 
  13. Cloud Testing: You can run your test on BrowserStack, Sauce Labs, pCloudy, LambdaTest, and many other cloud tools to extend the testing coverage and the velocity of test execution. 
  14. Plugin Support: Cypress Plugins enable you to tap into, modify, or extend the internal behavior of Cypress. There are hundreds of plugins available for free, which you can easily install and use with Cypress.

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Submitted by arilio666 on April 20, 2022

Ashwin is working with iVagus as a Technical Lead. He has experience in various technologies like Cypress, JavaScript, TypeScript, Rest Assured, Selenium, Cucumber, and Java.

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