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Monitor your Cypress tests on GitHub Actions with Foresight

Foresight complements and enhances Cypress's monitoring with its CI workflow monitoring capabilities in combination with test monitoring capabilities.
Burak Kantarcı
3 mins read

Intro

Cypress provides enhanced monitoring and debugging capabilities for tests. But the missing part is CI (continuous integration) workflow monitoring. We fill this gap with Foresight.

Today, we're excited to announce support for Cypress test reports in Foresight, our intelligent test & workflow monitoring platform. With this new feature, teams can easily integrate Cypress into their test workflow and take advantage of Foresight's robust analysis and visualization capabilities to gain valuable insights into their test and CI workflow results.

The missing part of Cypress: CI workflow monitoring

Cypress is a popular open-source test automation framework that allows teams to write, run, and debug tests for web applications. With its intuitive API and easy-to-use interface, Cypress makes it simple for teams to create reliable and maintainable test suites for their web applications. It is often used in conjunction with other tools, such as Continuous Integration (CI) systems, to create a robust testing workflow. 

Cypress is not designed to monitor the builds, jobs, or steps of a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline. It is a test automation framework for web applications, and its primary focus is on providing tools and features for writing, running, and debugging tests for web applications. Cypress itself does not provide any specific features or tools for monitoring or managing a CI pipeline.

The missing part of Cypress is CI workflow monitoring. There is a need for features for managing and monitoring your CI pipeline, such as the ability to view build and job logs, track the status of individual steps in your pipeline, and receive alerts when builds or tests fail.

If you want to gain comprehensive observability over your pre-production environment, you will need to combine the test monitoring capabilities of Cypress with the CI monitoring capabilities of a tool like Foresight.

Cypress is a test automation framework that provides tools and features for writing, running, and debugging tests for web applications. It can provide valuable insights into the performance and reliability of your tests, including which tests are passing and failing, how long each test takes to run, and any error messages generated.

On the other hand, Foresight is a monitoring and analytics platform that provides tools and features for tracking the performance and health of your tests and CI pipelines. With the test and CI monitoring capabilities of Foresight, you can gain a comprehensive view of your pre-production environment and identify potential issues or problems before they affect your users.

Comprehensive observability over your CI environment

Foresight can provide visibility into a CI pipeline by tracking the status of builds, jobs, and steps in the pipeline and providing alerts and notifications when there are issues or failures. Foresight is a monitoring and analytics platform that provides a wide range of features for tracking your CI pipelines’ and tests’ performance and health. Foresight can provide detailed information about the status of your CI pipeline, including which builds and jobs are currently running, which steps in the pipeline are taking the longest to complete, and any errors or failures that may have occurred.

With Foresight's support for Cypress test reports, teams can easily integrate their Cypress tests into Foresight to gain valuable insights into their test results. This includes features such as real-time monitoring, alerting, and detailed reports and dashboards.

To integrate Cypress to Foresight, just add our Test kit into your workflow.


- name: Foresight Test Results
  uses: runforesight/foresight-test-kit-action@v1
  if: always()
  with:
    # api_key is optional if you add on public repository 
    api_key:  
    # following 3 options are required if you want to use test monitoring features
    test_format: JUNIT
    test_framework: CYPRESS
    # path to your test reports e.g. ./results/foresight-test-*.xml
    test_path:  
    # if you want to add multiple tags, add | before the first key
    tags: 

There are several benefits to combining Cypress with the CI monitoring capabilities of Foresight. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Improved visibility into your pre-production environment: You can gain high visibility in your pre-production environment and track the performance and reliability of your tests, builds, and pipelines in real time. This can help you identify potential issues or problems before they affect your users and take steps to improve the performance and reliability of your applications.
  • Faster identification and resolution of issues: You can quickly identify any issues or problems that may be affecting your tests, builds, or pipelines. This can help you resolve issues more quickly and reduce the impact of those issues on your users.
  • Better collaboration between teams: You can provide teams with the information and insights they need to collaborate more effectively and identify potential issues or problems in their tests, builds, or pipelines. This can help teams work together more efficiently and improve your applications' overall performance and reliability.

Overall, combining Cypress with the CI monitoring capabilities of Foresight can help you gain a more comprehensive view of your pre-production environment, identify and resolve issues more quickly, and improve collaboration between teams.

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Summary

You can use Foresight's integration with Cypress to automatically collect and analyze data from your Cypress tests and view that data alongside your CI data in Foresight. This can provide valuable insights into the performance and reliability of your tests, including which tests are passing and failing, how long each test takes to run, and any error messages generated.

By combining the test monitoring capabilities of Cypress with the CI observability capabilities of Foresight, you can gain a more comprehensive view of your pre-production environment and identify potential issues or problems before they affect your users.

We're excited to bring this new feature to our users and look forward to seeing how teams can leverage it to improve their test automation processes and deliver high-quality web applications.

Create your free Foresight account and start monitoring your GitHub CI pipelines and tests. Troubleshoot GitHub workflows, test failures, and monitor your PRs with Foresight. You can reach out to the Foresight team via its Discord community.

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