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.
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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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.
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.
We only really need this for IE support
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.
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.
BrowserStack is used by our development and support teams during QA and to try and reproduce bugs.
Manually and automatically test our web and mobile apps.