re: What are the limitations of Cypress, apart from it not being cross-browser? I'm asking because I've used TestCafe for a bit, but I'm curious about ...

Speaking from my experience when creating a POC, we couldn't use it because

  • it's Chrome/Electron only
  • each test is bound to a single origin
  • no support for multiple tabs

I will say, it was easy to use, write tests, and it was awesome to see its output. It really would've made developers hate functional tests a lot less. ymmv

Right ... point 1 (Chrome only) is a known issue, if you need cross browser testing then it's a no-go. Point 2 and 3 are indeed documented in their official docs:

I guess there's a large number of projects where these limitations are not a showstopper, but if you do need these particular features, well yes then Cypress is indeed not an option.

TestCafe with its "proxy" architecture is probably just a bit more flexible, OTOH for a very large percentage of projects you may not need that flexibility ... ymmv indeed.

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