Making UI Testing Fun Again with Cypress.Io

Tutorial I     Start Time : 08:30     End Time : 12:30

Talk Abstract:

UI tests, often close to the top of the automation pyramid, are notoriously hard to make fully deterministic. Many a true tester will recognize the situation where their tests are sometimes passing, sometimes failing, without a clear cause. The widespread use of Selenium to do UI testing would suggest that there are not a lot of other options. Cue, a new kid on the block, based on familiar open source frameworks. sets out to fix just that: those pesky, flaky, frustrating tests. With a fresh view on the test development lifecycle, an architecture that is not based on Selenium and recently open sourced, could this be the Selenium killer?

This workshop aims to introduce participants to in a DIY-fashion. We believe there is no better way to learn something new, than by getting behind your laptop and experience the tool first hand. Guided by exercises, suitable for beginners and those with more experience in Javascript, we will visit the most important and distinguishing features of


This is a hands-on workshop. Participants ideally have some experience with creating UI tests, in any tool. The exercises are suitable for any level, the basic JavaScript necessary to write a test will be discussed during the workshop.

  • Laptop with LTS NodeJS
  • Github account

Key Takeaways:

  1. How differs from Selenium and other UI testing alternatives
  2. Javascript fundamentals you need to work with
  3. Learn to write your first test in a few minutes

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    • Speaker

    • Erik Zeedijk - Quality and Test automation consultant, Xebia, Netherlands

      As a Test Automation Consultant Erik always has the drive to improve the quality of software. This includes setting-up test automation and using CI/CD to get the fastest possible feedback. It also means introducing the mind-set change that is needed to think differently about testing and the way we measure quality.

    • Co-Speaker

      Xavier Viuda - Xebia Netherlands

      Xavier Viuda is a 31-year-old Test Automation Consultant from The Netherlands. Started as Tester but seeing that manual Testing wasn’t enough to solve problems he shifted his focus to Automation and improving business processes. As a consultant at Xebia, he is helping clients with setting up the right environment to release faster and more often.