Playwright Download Count Exceeded Cypress

The trend was clear one year ago; It is time to say “Bye” to Cypress, a flawed E2E test automation framework.

Zhimin Zhan
6 min readApr 2, 2024

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Long-time readers know my consistent view of disliking Cypress for a simple reason: a test automation framework must not have a single severe limitation; sadly, Cypress had a few (another article by others). Frankly, I don’t understand why so many people fell into this Cypress hype. Cypress is OK for demonstration but obviously wrong for real work. Based on my observation (from…

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Zhimin Zhan

Test automation & CT coach, author, speaker and award-winning software developer. Help teams succeed with Agile/DevOps by implementing real Continuous Testing.