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Alternatives to Jasmine

Mocha, Jest, Karma, Cypress, and Chai are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Jasmine.
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What is Jasmine and what are its top alternatives?

Jasmine is a Behavior Driven Development testing framework for JavaScript. It does not rely on browsers, DOM, or any JavaScript framework. Thus it's suited for websites, Node.js projects, or anywhere that JavaScript can run.
Jasmine is a tool in the Javascript Testing Framework category of a tech stack.
Jasmine is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Jasmine's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Jasmine

  • Mocha
    Mocha

    Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser, making asynchronous testing simple and fun. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases. ...

  • Jest
    Jest

    Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.

  • Karma
    Karma

    Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like. ...

  • Cypress
    Cypress

    Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website. ...

  • Chai
    Chai

    It is a BDD / TDD assertion library for node and the browser that can be delightfully paired with any javascript testing framework. It has several interfaces that allow the developer to choose the most comfortable. The chain-capable BDD styles provide an expressive language & readable style, while the TDD assert style provides a more classical feel. ...

  • Protractor
    Protractor

    Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would. ...

  • SinonJS
    SinonJS

    It is a really helpful library when you want to unit test your code. It supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js. ...

  • SuperTest
    SuperTest

    It is a super-agent driven library for testing node.js HTTP servers using a fluent API. It provides a high-level abstraction for testing HTTP, while still allowing you to drop down to the lower-level API provided by superagent. ...

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    Simple
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    Promise support
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    Flexible
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    Easy to add support for Generators
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    For browser and server testing
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    Curstom assertion libraries
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    Works with Karma
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    No other better tools
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    Simple setup
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    Works with saucelabs
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    Lots of tutorials and help online
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    Default reporter is nice, clean, and itemized
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    Works with BrowserStack
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    Simple integration testing
CONS OF MOCHA
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    Cannot test a promisified functions without assertion
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    No assertion count in results
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    Not as many reporter options as Jest

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I use both mocha and Jest because:

  • I don't care whether teams use Jest or Mocha. But jest is way too overhyped. Most devs are writing integration tests and think that it's so much better but frankly I don't write integration tests as the way to get both design feedback and confidence when I code. I adhere to the test pyramid, not ice cream cone or the dumb "trophy"

  • I TDD, so I only ever use the "API" of test frameworks. I don't do a lot of integration tests for TDD and all the bells and whistles Jest provides you from the command-line I just don't need. And I certainly do not care about or touch Jest Snapshots, I despise them

  • My tests are fast enough because I write isolated tests with TDD, so I don't run into performance issues. Example: I write my tests in a way that I can run 300 tests in literally 1 second with mocha. So the Jest ability to pinpoint and only run those tests which are affected by code changes. I want to run all of them every time when I TDD. It's a different mindset when you TDD

  • I also mainly code in IntelliJ or WebStorm because I feel the tools in that IDE far surpass VSCode and I also love running the test UI runner in it vs. lousy command-line

  • I feel both mocha and Jest read just fine in terms of code readability. Jest might have shorter assertion syntax but I don't really care. I just care that I can read the damn test and my tests are written well and my test descriptions, as well as the code itself including constants represent business language, not technical. I care most about BDD, clean code, 4 rules of simple design, and SOLID

  • I don't like using mock frameworks so no I don't use Jest's Mocking framework. I don't have to mock a lot in my tests due to the nature of how I strive to code...I keep my design simple and modular using principals such as clean code and 4 rules of simple design. If I must mock, I create very simple custom mocks with JS

  • On the contrary to the belief that integration tests and mount are the way to go (this belief drives me absolutely crazy, especially Dodd's promoting that), I TDD with shallow & enzyme. My tests are simple. My design is driven by my tests and my tests give me quick and useful feedback. I have a course I'm working on coming out soon on TDD with React to show you how to truly test the FE and why the ice cream cone and trophy suck (you're being scammed people). Watch for that here: https://twitter.com/DaveSchinkel/status/1062267649235791873

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Jack Graves
Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 4 upvotes · 152.8K views

We use JUnit and Jest to perform the bulk of our automated test scenarios, with additional work with Apache JMeter for performance testing - for example, the Atlassian Data Center compliance testing is performed with JMeter. Jest provides testing for the React interfaces, which make up the backend of our App offerings. JUnit is used for Unit Testing our Server-based Apps. Mocha is another tool we use.

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Painless JavaScript Unit Testing
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PROS OF JEST
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    Open source
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    Mock by default makes testing much simpler
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    Testing React Native Apps
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    Parallel test running
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    Fast
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    Bundled with JSDOM to enable DOM testing
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    Mock by default screws up your classes, breaking tests
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    Out of the box code coverage
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    Promise support
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    One stop shop for unit testing
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    Great documentation
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    Assert Library Included
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    Built in watch option with interactive filtering menu
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    Preset support
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    Karma
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    Can be used for BDD
CONS OF JEST
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    Ambiguous configuration
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    Difficult
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    Documentation
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    Many bugs still not fixed months/years after reporting
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    Multiple error messages for same error
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    Difficult to run single test/describe/file
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    Ambiguous
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    Bugged
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    Slow
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    Reporter is too general
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    BeforeAll timing out makes all passing tests fail
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    Unstable
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    Bad docs
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    Still does't support .mjs files natively
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    Can't fail beforeAll to abort tests
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    Interaction with watch mode on terminal

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We are in the process of adopting Next.js as our React framework and using Storybook to help build our React components in isolation. This new part of our frontend is written in TypeScript, and we use Emotion for CSS/styling. For delivering data, we use GraphQL and Apollo. Jest, Percy, and Cypress are used for testing.

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CypressCypressJestJest

As we all know testing is an important part of any application. To assist with our testing we are going to use both Cypress and Jest. We feel these tools complement each other and will help us get good coverage of our code. We will use Cypress for our end to end testing as we've found it quite user friendly. Jest will be used for our unit tests because we've seen how many larger companies use it with great success.

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Karma

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Spectacular Test Runner for JavaScript
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PROS OF KARMA
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    Open source
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    Continuous Integration
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    Great for running tests
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    Test on Real Devices
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    Backed by google
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    Easy Debugging
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    Remote Control
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    Slow, because tests are run in a real browser
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    Requires the use of hacks to find tests dynamically

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Sai Chaitanya Mankala
Tech Lead at KIOT Innovations · | 6 upvotes · 145.8K views

Protractor or Cypress for ionic-angular?

We have a huge ionic-angular app with almost 100 pages and 10+ injectables. There are no tests written yet. Before we start, we need some suggestions about the framework. Would you suggest Cypress or Angular's Protractor with Jasmine / Karma for a heavy ionic app with Angular?

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Switched from Jasmine with Karma that come setup by Angular CLI to use Jest instead, since Jasmine and Karma were very finicky in my setup and had to be reconfigured frequently to run tests properly.

Jest was also easier to integrate into my workflow with Visual Studio Code.

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Cypress

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When testing is easy, developers build better things faster and with confidence.
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PROS OF CYPRESS
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    Great documentation
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    Simple usage
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    Fast
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    Cross Browser testing
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    Easy us with CI
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    Npm install cypress only
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    Good for beginner automation engineers
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    Cypress is weak at cross-browser testing
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    Switch tabs : Cypress can'nt support
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    No iFrame support
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    No multiple domain support
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    No page object support
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    No file upload support
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    No support for multiple tab control
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    No xPath support
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    No support for Safari
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    Cypress doesn't support native app
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    Re-run failed tests retries not supported yet
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    No support for multiple browser control
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    Adobe
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    Using a non-standard automation protocol
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    Not freeware
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    $20/user/thread for reports
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    No 'WD wire protocol' support

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When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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We are in the process of adopting Next.js as our React framework and using Storybook to help build our React components in isolation. This new part of our frontend is written in TypeScript, and we use Emotion for CSS/styling. For delivering data, we use GraphQL and Apollo. Jest, Percy, and Cypress are used for testing.

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      React LoopBack Node.js ExpressJS Elasticsearch Kibana Logstash Sequelize Mocha Chai Visual Studio Code are the combo of technologies being used by me to build BestPrice Extension with all its micro-services & Web-based fragments

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      Protractor

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      CONS OF PROTRACTOR
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      Sai Chaitanya Mankala
      Tech Lead at KIOT Innovations · | 6 upvotes · 145.8K views

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        Less questions and answers on StackOverflow than Jest

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