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does Playwright make you more productive than Cypress?

tennisplayer23posted in #help-playwright
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tennisplayer23

Hello! For those coming from Cypress -> Playwright, curious if they saw themselves more productive with playwright? If so, how much and why? Example: Playwright increase my productivity by x% because of xyz?

I’m evaluating Playwright and we currently use Cypress and am looking for some rough datapoints.

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tennisplayer23

does Playwright make you more productive than Cypress?

refactoreric

Hello, no idea, I cannot compare. I didn't try Cypress since it didn't support the things I needed back then, like working with multiple domains and iframes smoothly. (Maybe nowadays it's improved? But going by documentation I like the design of Playwright's APIs much more.)

@refactoreric: So the answer is yes since you'd have near zero productivity with Cypress 😜

So the answer is yes since you'd have near zero productivity with Cypress 😜

Same here. The Videos or Articles section of this discord has a comparison and out of the box Playwright runs 2x faster than Cypress.

Not to mention the traces which are crucial to investigate test failures.

tennisplayer23
@p01___: I’m trying to quantify productivity. I can easily show that playwright is faster which is great but it’s hard to quantify how much more productive something is although I can show this I am having trouble quantifying it.

I’m trying to quantify productivity. I can easily show that playwright is faster which is great but it’s hard to quantify how much more productive something is although I can show this I am having trouble quantifying it.

I've never used Cypress, while i've watch a view videos going over PW vs Cypress. Was surprised to hear at least the version they were comparing in the videos, multiple tabs, can Cypress even handle them now? The other huge issue for me is handling the Shadow Dom? Productivity is one thing, but without the functionality to even do things, productivity goes out the window?

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