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BrowserStack vs Jest: What are the differences?

What is BrowserStack? Instant access to a lab of 1000+ real mobile and desktop browsers for testing. Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.

What is Jest? Painless JavaScript Unit Testing. Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.

BrowserStack can be classified as a tool in the "Browser Testing" category, while Jest is grouped under "Javascript Testing Framework".

Some of the features offered by BrowserStack are:

  • Real Device Cloud. Test on a range of physical Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets for the most accurate results
  • 1100+ desktop browsers. Latest versions of IE, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and more on a range of Windows and OS X platforms on a robust cloud infrastructure
  • Test dev environments. Our Local Testing feature allows you to test development and internal websites seamlessly, without setup or configuration

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

  • Familiar Approach: Built on top of the Jasmine test framework, using familiar expect(value).toBe(other) assertions
  • Mock by Default: Automatically mocks CommonJS modules returned by require(), making most existing code testable
  • Short Feedback Loop: DOM APIs are mocked and tests run in parallel via a small node.js command line utility

"Multiple browsers" is the primary reason why developers consider BrowserStack over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Jest.

Jest is an open source tool with 26.1K GitHub stars and 3.53K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jest's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, BrowserStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 572 company stacks & 230 developers stacks; compared to Jest, which is listed in 263 company stacks and 150 developer stacks.

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What is BrowserStack?

Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.

What is Jest?

Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
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    What are some alternatives to BrowserStack and Jest?
    Browserling
    We run the browsers on our servers. Fully interactive sessions, not static screenshots. No flash, no applets, nothing to install. Powered entirely by <canvas> and javascript.
    LambdaTest
    LambdaTest is a cloud-based testing platform and it provides access to a powerful network cloud of 2000+ real browsers and operating system that helps testers in cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility testing.
    Ghost Inspector
    It lets you create and manage UI tests that check specific functionality in your website or application. We execute these automated browser tests continuously from the cloud and alert you if anything breaks.
    AWS Device Farm
    Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors.
    Appium
    Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers.
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    Reviews of BrowserStack and Jest
    Review ofBrowserStackBrowserStack

    It's incredible how much this service has increased my productivity when it comes to testing new features in multiple browsers. And not only multiple browsers, multiple operating systems as well! And really LOVE that you can run it locally.

    Avatar of cristiangiagante
    .Net Developer at Hexacta
    Review ofJestJest

    I'm using Jest for 3 months in a Vue JS project . I need to use a lot of custom search of related topics in jest docs because it's not clear. The examples are very poor too.

    Avatar of gdi2290
    Co-Founder and CTO at Tipe
    Review ofBrowserStackBrowserStack

    We only really need this for IE support

    How developers use BrowserStack and Jest
    Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
    Volkan Özçelik uses JestJest

    Jest is my unit-testing tool of choice.

    Almost all unit testing suites (Mocha, Jasmine, etc.) are more or less the same.

    The main advantage I guess, is that it integrates pretty well with React and Enzyme.

    Avatar of ONLICAR
    ONLICAR uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

    We use BrowserStack to run end to end tests with Selenium on our dashboard. It runs automatically before every deployment and cancels it if anything is out of place.

    Avatar of Clarabridge Engage
    Clarabridge Engage uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

    BrowserStack is used by our development and support teams during QA and to try and reproduce bugs.

    Avatar of QuickSeries Publishing inc.
    QuickSeries Publishing inc. uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

    Manually and automatically test our web and mobile apps.

    Avatar of Grubster
    Grubster uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

    QA tool to access to all desktop and mobile browsers.

    Avatar of David Adler
    David Adler uses BrowserStackBrowserStack

    Used for cross browser scripting especially IE9 :-(

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