Cypress vs Mocha: What are the differences?
What is Cypress? 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.
Some of the features offered by Cypress are:
- Time Travel
- Automatic Waiting
On the other hand, Mocha provides the following key features:
- browser support
- simple async support, including promises
- test coverage reporting
"Open source" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Cypress, while over 130 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Mocha.
Mocha is an open source tool with 18K GitHub stars and 2.43K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mocha's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Mocha has a broader approval, being mentioned in 397 company stacks & 268 developers stacks; compared to Cypress, which is listed in 55 company stacks and 43 developer stacks.
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