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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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Pros of Ghost Inspector
Pros of Karma
  • 3
    Runscope integration
  • 3
    Simple test editor
  • 3
    No code required
  • 2
    Screenshot comparison
  • 2
    Videos of every test run
  • 1
    Primarily focus on functional testing
  • 1
    Easy to use API enables remote control
  • 1
    Data-Driven testing
  • 1
    Minimal effort to migrate to another tool like Selenium
  • 1
    Partials and Variables enable fast test creation
  • 1
    30-40 in-parallel tests for cheap
  • 1
    Detailed Documentation
  • 1
    Supports end to end testing with Runscope
  • 1
    Extensive Integrations available
  • 0
    Licensed but cheaper compared to other tools
  • 0
    Scheduling tests
  • 0
    Email notification and Alerts
  • 60
    Test Runner
  • 34
    Open source
  • 27
    Continuous Integration
  • 22
    Great for running tests
  • 18
    Test on Real Devices
  • 11
    Backed by google
  • 5
    Easy Debugging
  • 2
    Remote Control

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Cons of Ghost Inspector
Cons of Karma
  • 0
    Load & Performance testing
  • 0
    Flash Support inside browser
  • 0
    Support Cross-device testing (device, web)
  • 1
    Slow, because tests are run in a real browser
  • 1
    Requires the use of hacks to find tests dynamically

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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
BrowserStack is a leading software testing platform for developers to comprehensively test their websites and mobile applications across 2,000+ real browsers and devices in a single cloud platform—and at scale.
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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