Playwright vs Cypress: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King?

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January 24, 2023

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QA automation tools are an essential part of the software development process because they enable developers to test the functionality and performance of their apps before making them available to the public. There are many different QA automation tools available, among them Cypress and Playwright. The latter has been gaining a lot of popularity, so today I would like to compare these helpful tools.

In one of my previous articles, I already compared Cypress vs Selenium, which at the time was a game-changer. When Cypress hit the market, it broke the rules that Selenium had been following for a long time. Cypress has a different architecture for working; it uses the Chrome Dev Protocol, doesn’t really use the JSON Wire Protocol (like Selenium), and also has a lot of flexibility. So far, Playwright seems to be coming up with the same idea to make life easier from the testing side for QA engineers and developers.

Selectors

Let’s start talking about selectors.

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