Cypress tests organizing (or any e2e/ui tests)
Nowadays cypress is quite a hype technology (I am saying this in Fall 2020, everyone knows how rapidly js world can change ;))
"Cypress is a next generation front end testing tool built for the modern web."
I had some experience with Behat and other types of tests like unit/integarational, but today I will tell you about e2e.
When I wrote Behat tests I didn't think a lot about how to structure my test cases in a maintainable way. This led me to the antipattern called "Single-Layer Architecture".
Extending such tests quickly becomes a mess and tends to become an ineffective work:
- You can't focus on business logic, you always need to remember low-level details to introduce a new step definition
- Your low-level solutions are often duplicated, and you even don't notice that
- Changing testing framework means rewriting or updating all step definitions!
Fortunately there is an approach which is very easy to follow and which mitigates mentioned issues.