Getting Started with

Introduction is a powerful end-to-end testing framework that simplifies the process of testing web applications. It provides a clean and intuitive interface for writing tests and running them in an automated manner. In this beginner's guide, we'll walk you through the basics of Cypress and get you started with writing your first tests.

What is Cypress?

Cypress is a JavaScript-based testing framework built for modern web applications. It is designed to make testing easy, fast, and effective by providing developers with all the tools they need to write and run tests directly in the browser.

Setting Up Cypress

To get started with Cypress, you'll need to have Node.js installed on your system. Once you have Node.js installed, you can install Cypress using npm (Node Package Manager) by running the following command in your terminal:

npm install Cypress

This command will install Cypress as a development dependency in your project.

Writing Your First Test

Now that you have Cypress installed, let's write our first test. Create a new file named 'example_spec.js' inside the 'cypress/integration' directory in your project. This is where we'll write our test code.

Open 'example_spec.js' and add the following code:

First test example

In this test, we use Cypress's 'describe' and 'it' functions to define the structure of our test suite. Inside the 'it' block, we use the 'cy.visit()' command to navigate to the Cypress website.

Running Your Tests
To run your tests, open your terminal and navigate to your project directory. Then run the following command:

npx Cypress open

This command will open the Cypress Test Runner, where you can see a list of your test files.

Welcome to Cypress

Choose browser

Click on example_spec.js to run your test. Cypress will open a new browser window and execute your test, displaying the results in the Test Runner interface.

Writing More Complex Tests

As you become more comfortable with Cypress, you can start writing more complex tests to verify different aspects of your web application. Cypress provides a wide range of commands for interacting with elements on the page, making assertions, and handling asynchronous behavior.

Here's an example of a more complex test:

Example of complex test

In this test, we simulate filling out a login form with valid credentials and then verify that the user is redirected to the dashboard and greeted with their username.

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