Ding Ding Ding!!! We’re back for another epic matchup between test automation frameworks!

? In this corner, we have Cypress – the darling test framework of JavaScript frontend development! Representing Cypress will be Filip Hric, Cypress Ambassador and Lead SDET at Slido.

?And in this corner, we have Playwright – the insurgent challenger on the testing scene, and the defending champion from our last matchup against Selenium! Representing Playwright will be Andrew Knight, Automation Panda and Developer Advocate at Applitools.

In the past few years, Cypress and Playwright have become major contenders for market share, and it’s no surprise why. Both frameworks have helpful features like automatic waiting, cross-browser support, and thorough tracing.

However, each has its own distinctive edge. Cypress aims for an intuitive visual experience with its browser window, while Playwright targets speed and multi-language support.

Rather than compile lists of feature comparisons, this match-up will be a battle of the code! Round for round, Filip and Andy will implement small coding challenges in JavaScript using Cypress and Playwright respectively, and then they will compare and contrast their solutions.

After each round, YOU, the audience, will judge the winner!

Join them and hear for yourself what the code has to say!

Expert Speakers

Filip Hric
Filip Hric

SDET & QA lead at Slido, Official Cypress.io Ambassador

Filip Hric is the QA lead & test automation engineer at Slido, where he spends most of his day maintaining a test automation suite that was built from the ground up, starting the day he arrived at the job.

He joined the tech industry after graduating from psychology and working as a counselor and project coordinator at an NGO that helped struggling young people by providing online psychological help. There he discovered his passion for tech and started his first attempts at coding. Shortly after that, he landed at Slido, doing solo testing and then later building a whole QA team.

Filip has a great passion for learning new things and sharing everything he learns with the world. He has become a Cypress.io ambassador and has a blog at filiphric.com where he publishes weekly Cypress.io tips.

Andy Knight
Andrew Knight

Developer Advocate at Applitools

Andrew Knight is the Automation Panda—an engineer, consultant, and international speaker who builds solutions for software testing problems. He has designed and built robust test automation projects for web apps, service APIs, and operating systems with thousands of tests running continuously. He is the lead developer for Boa Constrictor, the .NET Screenplay Pattern. He also mentors others in good development, testing, and BDD practices. Andy currently works full-time Developer Advocate for Applitools. Read his tech blog at AutomationPanda.com, and follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda.