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Ghost Inspector vs Mocha: What are the differences?

What is Ghost Inspector? Catch website bugs and regressions before they cost you. 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.

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.

Ghost Inspector and Mocha can be categorized as "Javascript Testing Framework" tools.

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, Mocha provides the following key features:

  • browser support
  • simple async support, including promises
  • test coverage reporting

"Simple test editor" is the primary reason why developers consider Ghost Inspector over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Mocha.

Mocha is an open source tool with 18.2K GitHub stars and 2.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mocha's open source repository on GitHub.

Coursera, Asana, and Typeform are some of the popular companies that use Mocha, whereas Ghost Inspector is used by Binary.com, Twig World, and Vestiaire Collective. Mocha has a broader approval, being mentioned in 574 company stacks & 1521 developers stacks; compared to Ghost Inspector, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

Decisions about Ghost Inspector 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 Ghost Inspector
Pros of Mocha
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    Runscope integration
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    Simple test editor
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    No code required
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    Screenshot comparison
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    Videos of every test run
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    Primarily focus on functional testing
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    Easy to use API enables remote control
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    Data-Driven testing
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    Minimal effort to migrate to another tool like Selenium
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    Partials and Variables enable fast test creation
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    30-40 in-parallel tests for cheap
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    Detailed Documentation
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    Supports end to end testing with Runscope
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    Extensive Integrations available
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    Licensed but cheaper compared to other tools
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    Scheduling tests
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    Email notification and Alerts
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    Open source
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    Simple
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    Promise support
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    Flexible
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    Easy to add support for Generators
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    For browser and server testing
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    Curstom assertion libraries
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    Works with Karma
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    No other better tools
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    Simple integration testing
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    Default reporter is nice, clean, and itemized
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    Simple setup
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    Works with saucelabs
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    Lots of tutorials and help online
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    Works with BrowserStack

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Cons of Ghost Inspector
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    Load & Performance testing
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    Flash Support inside browser
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    Support Cross-device testing (device, web)
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    Cannot test a promisified functions without assertion
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    Not as many reporter options as Jest
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    No assertion count in results

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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 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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