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Selenium is one of the most used, if not the most, automation software testing tool in the market today. It has a long history starting with 2004, with Selenium IDE, Selenium RC and now Selenium WedDriver.

Cypress Automation Testing tool is a newer tool, appeared in 2014, and had a huge rewrite couple of years age.

Both Selenium and Cypress are open source tools, however Cypress also has a paid version for running the tests in the cloud and storing screenshots and videos.

You can use any major programming language to write tests in Selenium, Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, you name it. Basically in all these years, there has been releases in all languages on the market.

Cypress is limited to only JavaScript, however this makes sense, since most of the web apps are now written in JavaScript and it’s much easier to move the UI testing and Integration testing part closer to the developers.

For a more in depth discussion about Selenium vs. Cypress pros and cons, please watch it here.

We also published for free an in-depth comparison of Cypress and TestCafe.