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Alternatives to Karma

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

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.
Karma is a tool in the Browser Testing category of a tech stack.
Karma is an open source tool with 11.6K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Karma's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Karma

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine

    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. ...

  • Jest

    Jest

    Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Selenium

    Selenium

    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well. ...

  • BrowserStack

    BrowserStack

    BrowserStack is a leading software testing platform for developers to comprehensively test their websites and mobile applications across 2,000+ real browsers and devices in a single cloud platform—and at scale. ...

  • LambdaTest

    LambdaTest

    LambdaTest is a highly scalable testing platform on cloud. Mainly it provides Selenium Automation Grid with 2000+ browser-OS combinations, Cypress CLI test coverage to 40+ browser versions, and Mobile app testing infrastructure. ...

  • LambdaTest

    LambdaTest

    LambdaTest is a highly scalable testing platform on cloud. Mainly it provides Selenium Automation Grid with 2000+ browser-OS combinations, Cypress CLI test coverage to 40+ browser versions, and Mobile app testing infrastructure. ...

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PROS OF JASMINE
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    Can also be used for tdd
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    Open source
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    Originally from RSpec
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    Great community
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    No dependencies, not even DOM
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    Easy to setup
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    Simple
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    Created by Pivotal-Labs
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    Works with KarmaJs
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    Async and promises are easy calls with "done"
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    Jasmine is faster than selenium in angular application
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CONS OF JASMINE
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    Unfriendly error logs

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CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 6 upvotes · 117.6K views

For our internal team and collaboration panel we use Nuxt.js (with TypeScript that is transpiled into ES6), Webpack and npm. We enjoy the opinionated nature of Nuxt.js over vanilla Vue.js, as we would end up using all of the components Nuxt.js incorporates anyways and we can adhere to the conventions setup by the Nuxt.js project, which allows us to get better support in case we run into any dead ends. Webpack allows us to create reproducable builds and also debug our application with hot reloads, which greately increased the pace at which we are able to perform and test changes. We also incorporated a lot of testing (ESLint, Chai, Jasmine, Nightwatchjs) into our pipelines and can trigger those jobs through GitLab CI. All packages are fetched through npm, so that we can keep our git repositories slim and are notified of new updates aswell as reported security flaws.

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Sai Chaitanya Mankala
Tech Lead at KIOT Innovations · | 5 upvotes · 39.4K 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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Painless JavaScript Unit Testing
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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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    One stop shop for unit testing
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    Many bugs still not fixed months/years after reporting
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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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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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    Easy to add support for Generators
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    For browser and server testing
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    Works with Karma
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    No other better tools
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    Simple integration testing
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    Default reporter is nice, clean, and itemized
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    Simple setup
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    Lots of tutorials and help online
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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

Don't forget to upvote this post!

Mocha Jest JavaScript React @jsdom Enzyme #tdd #bdd #testdrivendevelopment

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Jack Graves
Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 3 upvotes · 122.1K 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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Protractor

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    Automates browsers
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    Testing
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    Essential tool for running test automation
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    Record-Playback
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    Remote Control
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    Data crawling
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    Supports end to end testing
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    Functional testing
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    Easy set up
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    The Most flexible monitoring system
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    Easy to integrate with build tools
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    End to End Testing
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    Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
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With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

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    Real mobile devices
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    Multiple Desktop OS
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    Screenshots
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    Pre-installed developer tools
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    Favourites
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    Many browsers
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    Free for Open Source
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