Jest vs Nightwatchjs: What are the differences?
Some of the features offered by Jest are:
- Familiar Approach: Built on top of the Jasmine test framework, using familiar expect(value).toBe(other) assertions
- Mock by Default: Automatically mocks CommonJS modules returned by require(), making most existing code testable
- Short Feedback Loop: DOM APIs are mocked and tests run in parallel via a small node.js command line utility
On the other hand, Nightwatchjs provides the following key features:
Jest and Nightwatchjs are both open source tools. It seems that Jest with 26.4K GitHub stars and 3.57K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Nightwatchjs with 9.43K GitHub stars and 927 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Jest has a broader approval, being mentioned in 273 company stacks & 161 developers stacks; compared to Nightwatchjs, which is listed in 16 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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