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AVA vs Protractor: What are the differences?

Developers describe AVA as "A refined, futuristic test runner". Even though JavaScript is single-threaded, IO in Node.js can happen in parallel due to its async nature. AVA takes advantage of this and runs your tests concurrently, which is especially beneficial for IO heavy tests. In addition, test files are run in parallel as separate processes, giving you even better performance and an isolated environment for each test file. On the other hand, Protractor is detailed as "End-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications". 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.

AVA and Protractor belong to "Javascript Testing Framework" category of the tech stack.

"Simple and fast" is the top reason why over 11 developers like AVA, while over 2 developers mention "Quick tests implementation" as the leading cause for choosing Protractor.

AVA and Protractor are both open source tools. AVA with 16.5K GitHub stars and 1.08K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Protractor with 8.24K GitHub stars and 2.23K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Protractor has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to AVA, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

What is AVA?

Even though JavaScript is single-threaded, IO in Node.js can happen in parallel due to its async nature. AVA takes advantage of this and runs your tests concurrently, which is especially beneficial for IO heavy tests. In addition, test files are run in parallel as separate processes, giving you even better performance and an isolated environment for each test file.

What is 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.
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