Cypress vs SuperTest: 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, SuperTest is detailed as "*A library for testing node.js HTTP servers *". It is a super-agent driven library for testing node.js HTTP servers using a fluent API. It provides a high-level abstraction for testing HTTP, while still allowing you to drop down to the lower-level API provided by superagent.
Some of the features offered by Cypress are:
- Time Travel
- Automatic Waiting
On the other hand, SuperTest provides the following key features:
- HTTP assertions
- Promise support
Cypress and SuperTest are both open source tools. Cypress with 13.8K GitHub stars and 718 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than SuperTest with 8.8K GitHub stars and 568 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Cypress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 88 company stacks & 112 developers stacks; compared to SuperTest, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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