TestCafe v0.20.0 Released

Intercepting HTTP requests, specifying resources accessed by bypassing a proxy server, specifying testing metadata, deprecated passing a regular promise to assertions.

Request Hooks: Intercepting HTTP requests (#1341)

TestCafe now allows you to record HTTP request data or mock responses. You can also create a custom HTTP request hook to emulate authentications like Kerberos or Client Certificate Authentication.

See Intercepting HTTP Requests for more information.


⚙ Specifying resources accessed by bypassing a proxy server (#1791)

TestCafe now allows you to bypass the proxy server when accessing specific resources.

To specify resources that require direct access, use the --proxy-bypass flag in the command line or the useProxy API method’s parameters.

testcafe chrome my-tests/**/*.js --proxy proxy.corp.mycompany.com --proxy-bypass localhost:8080,internal-resource.corp.mycompany.com
runner.useProxy('', ['localhost:8080', 'internal-resource.corp.mycompany.com']);

⚙ Specifying testing metadata (#2242)

TestCafe allows you to specify additional information for tests in the form of key-value metadata and use it in reports.

You can define metadata for a fixture or a test using the meta method:

fixture `My Fixture`
    .meta('fixtureID', 'f-0001')
    .meta({ author: 'John', creationDate: '05/03/2018' });
    .meta('testID', 't-0005')
    .meta({ severity: 'critical', testedAPIVersion: '1.0' })
    ('MyTest', async t => { /* ... */});

To include testing metadata to reports, use the custom reporter methods.

⚙ Passing a regular promise to t.expect is deprecated now (#2207)

TestCafe now throws an error if you pass a regular promise to the assertion’s expect method.

If you need to assert a regular promise, set the allowUnawaitedPromise option to true.

await t.expect(doSomethingAsync()).ok('check that a promise is returned', { allowUnawaitedPromise: true });

Bug Fixes

  • The session recovery bubble in Firefox is disabled (#2341)
  • TestCafe works properly if a body element has the pointer-events: none; css style rule (#2251)
  • Resizing Chrome in the emulation mode works correctly (#2154)
  • The location port is used for service messages (#2308)
  • A browser instance shuts down correctly on Unix systems (#2226)
  • An Integrity attribute is removed from script and link tags
  • The event.preventDefault() method call changes the event.defaultPrevented property value
  • It is possible to set the meta element’s content attribute
  • TestCafe no longer overrides attributes used in a non-standard way with null (testcafe-hammerhead/#1583)
  • The Change event fires correctly if the target.value changes (#2319)
  • MouseEvent.screenX and MouseEvent.screenY are added to the emulated events (#2325)
  • Cookies on localhost are processed correctly
  • Setting the // url for an image works correctly (#2312)
  • shadowUI internal elements are no longer processed (#2281)
  • typeInput event is raised correctly (#1956)
  • Selecting text in contenteditable elements works properly (#2301)