Cross-Browser Testing: You can run your tests on multiple browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chromium, and Microsoft Edge without making any changes to your code. The framework abstracts away the browser differences, ensuring consistent test results across various environments.
Concurrent Test Execution: TestCafe supports concurrent test execution, allowing you to run tests on multiple browsers and devices simultaneously.
Automatic Waiting Mechanism: TestCafe automatically waits for the webpage elements to appear before interacting with them. This removes the need for explicit waits and ensures that your tests are more stable and reliable.
Real Device Testing: With TestCafe, you can also test your web application on real mobile devices. This feature is valuable for ensuring your application’s responsiveness and compatibility across different screen sizes and resolutions. – DEMO – YouTube tutorial HERE
Simple and Intuitive API: TestCafe provides a straightforward and easy-to-understand API, making it beginner-friendly. Developers can quickly write tests without a steep learning curve, and the framework is well-documented, facilitating smooth adoption.
Support for Page Object Model: TestCafe supports the Page Object Model (POM) pattern, enabling you to create reusable and maintainable test code. This design pattern fosters a clean separation between test code and page-specific code, making it easier to manage and update your test suites.
Open up a CLI (Terminal), create a new project folder and run the following wizzard:
npm init --yes
- specify the test folder path – I personally recommend just pressing ENTER to continue with the default path
- Type ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if you want TestCafe to generate sample tests for you
- Type ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if you want TestCafe to generate GitHub Actions workflow template for you
CONGRATS! Your framework is ready! - Page Object Model example included.
How does a test look like?
Run the sample tests using the following CLI command
npx testcafe chrome
Note: feel free to replace ‘chrome’ with ‘firefox’ or ‘safari’