Mocha vs. Jest vs. Cypress

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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.

What is Jest?

Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.

What is Cypress?

Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
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What are the cons of using Mocha?
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What companies use Mocha?
537 companies on StackShare use Mocha
What companies use Jest?
321 companies on StackShare use Jest
What companies use Cypress?
53 companies on StackShare use Cypress
What tools integrate with Mocha?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Mocha
What tools integrate with Jest?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Jest
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What are some alternatives to Mocha, Jest, and Cypress?

  • Jasmine - DOM-less simple JavaScript testing framework
  • Enzyme - JavaScript Testing utilities for React, by Airbnb
  • Protractor - End-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications
  • AVA - A refined, futuristic test runner

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