What is Capybara?
Capybara helps you test web applications by simulating how a real user would interact with your app. It is agnostic about the driver running your tests and comes with Rack::Test and Selenium support built in. WebKit is supported through an external gem.
Capybara is a tool in the Testing Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Capybara is an open source tool with 8.8K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Capybara's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Capybara?
52 companies reportedly use Capybara in their tech stacks, including GrowthHackers, sQuidd.io, and Indiegogo.
93 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Capybara.
Why developers like Capybara?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Capybara
- No setup necessary for Rails and Rack application. Works out of the box.
- Intuitive API which mimics the language an actual user would use.
- Switch the backend your tests run against from fast headless mode to an actual browser with no changes to your tests.
- Powerful synchronization features mean you never have to manually wait for asynchronous processes to complete.
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