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Ghost Inspector vs Karma: What are the differences?

Developers describe Ghost Inspector as "Automated website testing. Record yourself browsing once. Replay it continuously from the cloud". Ghost Inspector 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. On the other hand, Karma is detailed as "Spectacular Test Runner for JavaScript". Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like.

Ghost Inspector and Karma are primarily classified as "In-Browser Testing" and "Browser Testing" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Ghost Inspector are:

  • Automated browser testing from the cloud
  • Chrome extension for test recording
  • GUI editor for test building and editing

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

  • Test on Real Devices
  • Remote Control
  • Testing Framework Agnostic

"Simple test editor" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Ghost Inspector, while over 56 developers mention "Test Runner" as the leading cause for choosing Karma.

Karma is an open source tool with 10.7K GitHub stars and 1.61K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Karma's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is 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.

What is Karma?

Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like.
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What are some alternatives to Ghost Inspector and Karma?
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.
Selenium
Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
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.
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.
Jest
Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
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what I like about this tool is the reliability, the ability to modularize the test cases and the parallel execution

How developers use Ghost Inspector and Karma
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Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses KarmaKarma

All services, directives and controllers from angular are tested using Karma.

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Ron Apelbaum uses KarmaKarma

I use Karma as a test runner for javascript unit tests

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Giovanni Candido da Silva uses KarmaKarma

Run unit and integration tests on real browsers

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Glib Ischenko uses KarmaKarma

Running Unit tests for Angular UI

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Typeform uses KarmaKarma

Testing frontend of admin part

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