Cypress vs Protractor: 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, Protractor is detailed as "End-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications". Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
"Open source" is the top reason why over 4 developers like Cypress, while over 2 developers mention "Quick tests implementation" as the leading cause for choosing Protractor.
Protractor is an open source tool with 8.24K GitHub stars and 2.23K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Protractor's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Cypress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 59 company stacks & 44 developers stacks; compared to Protractor, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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