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Alternatives to TestCafe

Selenium, Cypress, Jest, CodeceptJS, and Cucumber are the most popular alternatives and competitors to TestCafe.
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What is TestCafe and what are its top alternatives?

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.
TestCafe is a tool in the Testing Frameworks category of a tech stack.
TestCafe is an open source tool with 9.3K GitHub stars and 654 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to TestCafe's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to TestCafe

  • Selenium
    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. ...

  • Cypress
    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. ...

  • Jest
    Jest

    Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.

  • CodeceptJS
    CodeceptJS

    It is a modern end to end testing framework with a special BDD-style syntax. The test is written as a linear scenario of user's action on a site. Each test is described inside a Scenario function with I object passed into it. ...

  • Cucumber
    Cucumber

    Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs. ...

  • Protractor
    Protractor

    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. ...

  • Puppeteer
    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

    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. ...

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Selenium

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PROS OF SELENIUM
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    Automates browsers
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    Testing
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    Essential tool for running test automation
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    Record-Playback
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    Remote Control
  • 8
    Data crawling
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    Supports end to end testing
  • 6
    Functional testing
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    Easy set up
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    The Most flexible monitoring system
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    Easy to integrate with build tools
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    End to End Testing
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    Integration Tests
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    Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
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    Record and playback
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    Compatible with Python
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    Easy to scale
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    Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework
CONS OF SELENIUM
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    Flaky tests
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    Slow as needs to make browser (even with no gui)

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Kamil Kowalski
Lead Architect at Fresha · | 28 upvotes · 1.4M views

When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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Benjamin Poon
QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital · | 8 upvotes · 838.6K views

For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

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Cypress

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When testing is easy, developers build better things faster and with confidence.
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PROS OF CYPRESS
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    Open source
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    Great documentation
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    Simple usage
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    Fast
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    Cross Browser testing
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    Easy us with CI
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    Npm install cypress only
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    Good for beginner automation engineers
CONS OF CYPRESS
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    Cypress is weak at cross-browser testing
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    Switch tabs : Cypress can'nt support
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    No iFrame support
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    No multiple domain support
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    No page object support
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    No file upload support
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    No support for multiple tab control
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    No xPath support
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    No support for Safari
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    Cypress doesn't support native app
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    Re-run failed tests retries not supported yet
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    No support for multiple browser control
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    Adobe
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    Using a non-standard automation protocol
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    Not freeware
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    $20/user/thread for reports
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    No 'WD wire protocol' support

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Kamil Kowalski
Lead Architect at Fresha · | 28 upvotes · 1.4M views

When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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Robert Zuber

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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Jest logo

Jest

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Painless JavaScript Unit Testing
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PROS OF JEST
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    Open source
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    Mock by default makes testing much simpler
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    Testing React Native Apps
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    Parallel test running
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    Fast
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    Bundled with JSDOM to enable DOM testing
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    Mock by default screws up your classes, breaking tests
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    Out of the box code coverage
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    Promise support
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    One stop shop for unit testing
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    Great documentation
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    Assert Library Included
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    Built in watch option with interactive filtering menu
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    Preset support
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    Karma
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    Can be used for BDD
CONS OF JEST
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    Difficult
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    Ambiguous configuration
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    Documentation
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    Multiple error messages for same error
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    Many bugs still not fixed months/years after reporting
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    Difficult to run single test/describe/file
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    Ambiguous
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    Bugged
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    Reporter is too general
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    BeforeAll timing out makes all passing tests fail
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    Unstable
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    Bad docs
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    Still does't support .mjs files natively
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    Can't fail beforeAll to abort tests
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    Interaction with watch mode on terminal

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Robert Zuber

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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CypressCypressJestJest

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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CodeceptJS

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Modern End 2 End Testing Framework for NodeJS
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PROS OF CODECEPTJS
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    Readability
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    Full browser control
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    Cross browser support
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    Open source
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    Community
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    Flexible Driver
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    Great documentation
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    Agnostic
CONS OF CODECEPTJS
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    Small community
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    Not a framework by itself

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Cucumber

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Simple, human collaboration.
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PROS OF CUCUMBER
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    Simple Syntax
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    Simple usage
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    Huge community
  • 3
    Nice report
CONS OF CUCUMBER
    Be the first to leave a con

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    Benjamin Poon
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    Sarah Elson
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    Protractor

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    Sai Chaitanya Mankala
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    Protractor or Cypress for ionic-angular?

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    PROS OF PUPPETEER
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      Scriptable web browser
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      Very well documented
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    Raziel Alron
    Automation Engineer at Tipalti · | 7 upvotes · 218.1K views

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      High maintenance

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    Automation Engineer at Tipalti · | 7 upvotes · 218.1K views

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    Kevin Roulleau
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