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Mocha vs CodeceptJS: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is CodeceptJS? Modern End 2 End Testing Framework for NodeJS. It is a modern end to end testing framework with a special BDD-style syntax. The test is written as a linear scenario of user's action on a site. Each test is described inside a Scenario function with I object passed into it.

Mocha and CodeceptJS 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, CodeceptJS provides the following key features:

  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Data Driven Tests

Mocha and CodeceptJS are both open source tools. Mocha with 18.2K GitHub stars and 2.46K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CodeceptJS with 2.33K GitHub stars and 401 GitHub forks.

Decisions about CodeceptJS 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 CodeceptJS
Pros of Mocha
  • 9
    Readability
  • 8
    Open source
  • 8
    Full browser control
  • 8
    Cross browser support
  • 6
    Community
  • 5
    Flexible Driver
  • 2
    Agnostic
  • 1
    Great documentation
  • 136
    Open source
  • 100
    Simple
  • 81
    Promise support
  • 48
    Flexible
  • 28
    Easy to add support for Generators
  • 12
    For browser and server testing
  • 7
    Curstom assertion libraries
  • 4
    Works with Karma
  • 3
    No other better tools
  • 1
    Simple integration testing
  • 1
    Default reporter is nice, clean, and itemized
  • 1
    Simple setup
  • 1
    Works with saucelabs
  • 1
    Lots of tutorials and help online
  • 1
    Works with BrowserStack

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Cons of CodeceptJS
Cons of Mocha
  • 2
    Small community
  • 1
    Not a framework by itself
  • 3
    Cannot test a promisified functions without assertion
  • 2
    No assertion count in results
  • 1
    Not as many reporter options as Jest

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What is CodeceptJS?

It is a modern end to end testing framework with a special BDD-style syntax. The test is written as a linear scenario of user's action on a site. Each test is described inside a Scenario function with I object passed into it.

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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