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Cypress vs Ghost Inspector: What are the differences?

Developers describe Cypress as "Better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser". Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website. On the other hand, Ghost Inspector is detailed as "Automated website testing. Record yourself browsing once. Replay it continuously from the cloud". Ghost Inspector lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks.

Cypress belongs to "Javascript Testing Framework" category of the tech stack, while Ghost Inspector can be primarily classified under "In-Browser Testing".

Some of the features offered by Cypress are:

  • Time Travel
  • Debuggability
  • Automatic Waiting

On the other hand, Ghost Inspector provides the following key features:

  • Automated browser testing from the cloud
  • Chrome extension for test recording
  • GUI editor for test building and editing

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Cypress over the competitors, whereas "Simple test editor" was stated as the key factor in picking Ghost Inspector.

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What is Cypress?

Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.

What is Ghost Inspector?

It lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks.
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    What are some alternatives to Cypress and Ghost Inspector?
    Selenium
    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
    TestCafe
    It is a pure node.js end-to-end solution for testing web apps. It takes care of all the stages: starting browsers, running tests, gathering test results and generating reports.
    Puppeteer
    Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.
    WebdriverIO
    WebdriverIO lets you control a browser or a mobile application with just a few lines of code. Your test code will look simple, concise and easy to read.
    Mocha
    Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser, making asynchronous testing simple and fun. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases.
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    Decisions about Cypress and Ghost Inspector
    Robert Zuber
    Robert Zuber
    CTO at CircleCI | 17 upvotes 480.5K views
    atCircleCICircleCI
    Next.js
    Next.js
    React
    React
    Storybook
    Storybook
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Emotion
    Emotion
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    Apollo
    Apollo
    Jest
    Jest
    Percy
    Percy
    Cypress
    Cypress

    We are in the process of adopting Next.js as our React framework and using Storybook to help build our React components in isolation. This new part of our frontend is written in TypeScript, and we use Emotion for CSS/styling. For delivering data, we use GraphQL and Apollo. Jest, Percy, and Cypress are used for testing.

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    Cypress
    Cypress
    Jest
    Jest

    As we all know testing is an important part of any application. To assist with our testing we are going to use both Cypress and Jest. We feel these tools complement each other and will help us get good coverage of our code. We will use Cypress for our end to end testing as we've found it quite user friendly. Jest will be used for our unit tests because we've seen how many larger companies use it with great success.

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    Reviews of Cypress and Ghost Inspector
    Avatar of Ibrahim_sawalhi
    QA Engineer at Freightos
    Review ofGhost InspectorGhost Inspector

    what I like about this tool is the reliability, the ability to modularize the test cases and the parallel execution

    How developers use Cypress and Ghost Inspector
    Avatar of Cypress.io
    Cypress.io uses CypressCypress

    Test frontend behavior, requests to API endpoints, and assertions on JSON schemas for fixtures

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