January 16, 2020 • ☕️ 1 min read
What are the basic differences between Selenium and Cypress? Why Cypress is the trend in today’s market?
WebDriver is a tool for writing automated tests of websites. It aims to mimic the behavior of a real user, and as such interacts with the HTML of the application.
Difference between Selenium and Cypress
|Selenium is open source and released under the Apache 2.0 license.||Cypress was also released as open-source under the MIT license. However, compared to Selenium, not all parts are open source, e.g. the dashboard in Cypress is a closed source.|
|Selenium Supports Multiple browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE)||Cypress supports only Chrome and Electron browsers|
|Support Native Events||Not supported as of February 2019.|