Karma vs Rainforest QA

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Karma vs Rainforest QA: What are the differences?

Karma: 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; Rainforest QA: Front-end QA as a service. Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests.

Karma and Rainforest QA can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Karma are:

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

On the other hand, Rainforest QA provides the following key features:

  • Infinitely Scalable, On-Demand QA Team
  • Cross Browser Testing
  • Regression, Functional, and Exploratory Testing

"Test Runner" is the primary reason why developers consider Karma over the competitors, whereas "Cross-browser testing" was stated as the key factor in picking Rainforest QA.

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 Karma
Pros of Rainforest QA
  • 61
    Test Runner
  • 35
    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
  • 13
    Cross-browser testing
  • 7
    Powerful API
  • 7
    Super-simple test creation
  • 7
    QA
  • 6
    Easy way to get real front-end smoke tests
  • 5
    Simple
  • 5
    CI Integration
  • 3
    Manual regression testing results in 30 mins

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Cons of Karma
Cons of Rainforest QA
  • 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 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.

    What is Rainforest QA?

    Rainforest gives you the reliability of a QA team and the speed of automation, without the hassle of managing a team or the pain of writing automated tests.

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