Cypress vs WebdriverIO: 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, WebdriverIO provides the following key features:
- Support for the WebDriver specification as well as to Appium
- Easy Test Setup
Cypress and WebdriverIO are both open source tools. Cypress with 13.8K GitHub stars and 718 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than WebdriverIO with 5.1K GitHub stars and 1.47K GitHub forks.
CircleCI, Intuit, and RELEX Solutions are some of the popular companies that use Cypress, whereas WebdriverIO is used by SuperAgendador.com, Soluto, and Shelf. Cypress has a broader approval, being mentioned in 88 company stacks & 112 developers stacks; compared to WebdriverIO, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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