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Mocha vs Baretest: What are the differences?

Mocha: Simple, flexible, fun javascript test framework for node.js & the browser. 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; Baretest: A Minimalistic Alternative to Jest. It is a fast and simple JavaScript test runner. It offers near-instant performance and a brainless API. It makes testing tolerable.

Mocha and Baretest belong to "Javascript Testing Framework" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Mocha are:

  • browser support
  • simple async support, including promises
  • test coverage reporting

On the other hand, Baretest provides the following key features:

  • Fast and simple JavaScript test runner
  • Tiny footprint
  • Near-instant performance

Mocha is an open source tool with 19K GitHub stars and 2.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mocha's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Baretest and Mocha

We use Mocha for our FDA verification testing. It's integrated into Meteor, our upstream web application framework. We like how battle tested it is, its' syntax, its' options of reporters, and countless other features. Most everybody can agree on mocha, and that gets us half-way through our FDA verification and validation (V&V) testing strategy.

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Pros of Baretest
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    Speed
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    Simplicity
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    Small
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    Open source
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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 integration testing
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    Default reporter is nice, clean, and itemized
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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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    Works with BrowserStack

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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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    What is Baretest?

    It is a fast and simple JavaScript test runner. It offers near-instant performance and a brainless API. It makes testing tolerable.

    What is 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.

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