Speedy Testing with Cypress


One of the biggest hurdles to testing your site is the time it takes to get a solid testing foundation in place. Cypress lets you hit the ground running with a complete open source solution that replaces the Selenium stack end-to-end.

Cypress is simple enough that you will write and run your first test in the first few minutes you use it. It uses a language you’re familiar with (JavaScript), a browser you trust (Chrome), a familiar assertion library, and creates easily consumable, readable errors. Tests run in front of you in real time and deliver debuggable results that make it easy to track down any point of failure.

This session will focus on:


  • Installing Cypress
  • Writing and Running Basic Tests
  • Reviewing History on Completed Tests (it’s like time travel!)
  • Debugging using DevTools
  • Running Cypress in Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Using the Cypress Dashboard to Record and Share Test Runs


Session attendees should expect some technical demonstrations with coding but do not need to have experience with writing tests specifically.

Session Track

Front End Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 14:15 to 15:15
205C | Elevated Third