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Jasmine vs SinonJS: What are the differences?

Developers describe Jasmine as "DOM-less simple JavaScript testing framework". Jasmine is a Behavior Driven Development testing framework for JavaScript. It does not rely on browsers, DOM, or any JavaScript framework. Thus it's suited for websites, Node.js projects, or anywhere that JavaScript can run. On the other hand, SinonJS is detailed as "Standalone test spies, stubs and mocks for JavaScript". It is a really helpful library when you want to unit test your code. It supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js.

Jasmine and SinonJS belong to "Javascript Testing Framework" category of the tech stack.

Jasmine and SinonJS are both open source tools. Jasmine with 14.4K GitHub stars and 2.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than SinonJS with 7.25K GitHub stars and 714 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Jasmine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 143 company stacks & 75 developers stacks; compared to SinonJS, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Jasmine
Pros of SinonJS
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    Can also be used for tdd
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    Open source
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    Originally from RSpec
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    Great community
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    No dependencies, not even DOM
  • 10
    Easy to setup
  • 8
    Simple
  • 3
    Created by Pivotal-Labs
  • 2
    Works with KarmaJs
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    Async and promises are easy calls with "done"
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    Jasmine is faster than selenium in angular application
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    SpyOn to fake calls
  • 1
    Open source

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Cons of Jasmine
Cons of SinonJS
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    Unfriendly error logs
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    More concepts than Jest
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    Less questions and answers on StackOverflow than Jest

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What is Jasmine?

Jasmine is a Behavior Driven Development testing framework for JavaScript. It does not rely on browsers, DOM, or any JavaScript framework. Thus it's suited for websites, Node.js projects, or anywhere that JavaScript can run.

What is SinonJS?

It is a really helpful library when you want to unit test your code. It supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js.

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What are some alternatives to Jasmine and SinonJS?
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.
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.
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.
Chai
It is a BDD / TDD assertion library for node and the browser that can be delightfully paired with any javascript testing framework. It has several interfaces that allow the developer to choose the most comfortable. The chain-capable BDD styles provide an expressive language & readable style, while the TDD assert style provides a more classical feel.
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