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 GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Capybara's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Capybara?
88 companies reportedly use Capybara in their tech stacks, including Hivebrite, Livestorm, and Festalab.
180 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Capybara.
Rails, LambdaTest, Poltergeist, Zen Rails Base Application, and Howitzer are some of the popular tools that integrate with Capybara. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Capybara.
Pros of Capybara
Best acceptance test framework for Ruby on Rails apps
Synchronous with Rack::Test
Fast with Rack::Test
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- 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.
Capybara Alternatives & Comparisons
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