Cypress is an open source, end-to-end testing tool for web applications. It is designed to make it easy for developers to write and run tests for their web applications, and to provide fast and reliable feedback about the quality of their code.

Some key features of Cypress include:

  • Real-time reloads: Cypress automatically reloads the application under test whenever a change is made, so you can see the effects of your code changes immediately.
  • Automatic waiting: Cypress automatically waits for elements to appear on the page, so you don’t have to manually add waiting time to your tests.
  • Debugging: Cypress includes a built-in debugger that allows you to pause your test and inspect the state of the application at any point.
  • Network traffic control: Cypress can intercept and modify network traffic, making it easy to test applications that rely on external APIs.
  • Native browser events: Cypress uses native browser events to interact with the application under test, which makes it more reliable than tools that rely on simulating user input.