JetBrains Aqua Adds Playwright And Cypress Support
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Thursday, 08 June 2023

JetBrains has updated its Aqua, its test automation product that provides powerful tools, along with a combination of language-specific features from IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and WebStorm, for test automation engineers.

Aqua is an IDE that QA engineers can use to develop automated UI tests and API tests. It supports Java, Kotlin, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, and SQL with intelligent coding assistance for all the supported languages.


The original version released last year came with support for the Selenium API and Selenide. The updated release adds support for developing and maintaining Playwright and Cypress tests. The JetBrains team said the additions were two of the most requested testing frameworks, and the support means users can smoothly run tests, explore results, find issues, configure test runners, and search specific test cases.

Aqua's new version also provides a debugger within the IDE, has better code insight, and supports specific functions and expressions of the frameworks.

The headline use for Aqua is the ability to carry out UI tests using its embedded web inspector that has CSS and XPath locators. The UI test editor also has enhanced syntax highlighting, navigation, and code completion for supported frameworks.

Aqua can also be used for for web API tests, either using its code-driven HTTP client, or via OpenAPI (Swagger), and for Unit Tests. In this case Aqua offers the ability to navigate between source code and unit tests, and displays statistics for each test and the ability to run multiple tests at once. It provides code coverage analysis for a number of products including JUnit, TestNGm Spock, Karma, Mocha, Protractor, Cucumber, pytest and unittests.

The IDE has a database management feature that can be used to connect to multiple databases, and prepare and verify the application data, and an editor-based HTTP client that runs HTTP requests and assertions.

JetBrains Aqua can be used as a plugin for Intellij, or through the JetBrains Toolbox App. 


More Information

JetBrains Aqua Website

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 June 2023 )