What is TestCafe?
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 9.1K GitHub stars and 641 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to TestCafe's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses TestCafe?
21 companies reportedly use TestCafe in their tech stacks, including immowelt Hamburg GmbH, all, and DAZN.com.
96 developers on StackShare have stated that they use TestCafe.
Pros of TestCafe
Built in waits
UI End to End testing
Supports Devices without extra software/package
Both client and server side debug
- Create stable tests (and no manual timeouts)
- Write in latest JS or TypeScript
- Detect JS errors in your code
- Launch concurrent tests
- Build readable tests with PageObject
- Include tests in continuous integration system
- Rapid test development
TestCafe Alternatives & Comparisons
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