Upgrading to Cypress Versions 10, 11, and 12: A Path to Testing Excellence

August 14, 2023

By Farah Shalwani

We're excited to share some fantastic news with you! If you missed our recent webinar on the upcoming Test Replay feature, you can catch up here. This game-changing addition is just around the corner, and it's set to reshape your approach to testing. To make sure you're ready for this release, we encourage you to consider upgrading to Cypress Versions 10, 11, and 12. Plus, keep an eye out for the upcoming Version 13.

Why Upgrade? The Benefits of Versions 10, 11, and 12

Version 10: Enjoy an Enhanced Interface and Effortless Configurations

Cypress Version 10 brings a sleek interface and streamlined workflows, making configuration changes effortless. Explore the new Component Testing Beta and benefit from native support for M1, M2 Mac & ARM64, AArch64 Linux. Access real-time Cypress Cloud test data within the application. Version 10.7 also marks the return of "Cypress Studio," alongside an opportunity to experiment with Webkit support.

Learn more in the Version 10 migration guide.

Version 11: Elevate Performance and Efficiency with Component Testing

Version 11 introduces improved startup performance with V8 snapshots, enhancing efficiency. The "run all specs" UI option is back, giving you more control. Component Testing takes center stage as it graduates from beta to general availability, offering comprehensive testing coverage.

Learn more in the Version 11 migration guide.

Version 12: Empower Cross-Origin Testing and Beyond

Version 12 presents a glimpse into the future. With the General Availability release of Session and Origin APIs, cross-origin testing is taken to the next level. Persistent "Detached DOM" errors become a thing of the past with enhanced retry-ability. Enjoy default test isolation, generate spec files from React components with ease, and simplify debugging of CI test runs with the Cypress Cloud-integrated debug page.

Learn more in the Version 12 migration guide.

Insights from Productboard: Making the Migration Efficient

We're not alone in the journey of upgrading. Our friends at Productboard have shared their insightful experience in upgrading to Cypress 12. Their migration allowed them to access testing in isolation, enhance test setup performance, and explore more debugging options. Their valuable tips can help make your team's migration easier and more efficient. Check out their article: Upgrading Our Testing Framework to Cypress 12.

What's Ahead? Version 13

Looking forward, Version 13 is on the horizon. While Test Replay takes the spotlight in Version 13.0, there's more to come. Version 13 provides the data foundation for revolutionary app quality features, catering to forward-thinking companies navigating rapid innovation. Advanced analytics will extend beyond developer insights, enabling you to proactively address issues before they impact production. Expect features like visual diffing, accessibility scores, and interactivity coverage.

Your Success is Our Priority

We're here to support your journey to testing excellence. Upgrading to Versions 10, 11, and 12 lays the groundwork for what's to come in Version 13. As we approach this exciting release, don't miss out on the valuable advantages these versions offer.

If you have any questions or need assistance, our support team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Stay curious, stay innovative, and happy testing!