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Mocha vs NetBeans IDE: What are the differences?

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; NetBeans IDE: Quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more. NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

Mocha and NetBeans IDE are primarily classified as "Javascript Testing Framework" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Mocha are:

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

On the other hand, NetBeans IDE provides the following key features:

  • Best Support for Latest Java Technologies
  • Fast & Smart Code Editing
  • Easy & Efficient Project Management

"Open source" is the top reason why over 130 developers like Mocha, while over 63 developers mention "Rich features" as the leading cause for choosing NetBeans IDE.

Mocha is an open source tool with 18.1K GitHub stars and 2.44K 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 NetBeans IDE is used by Edify, Adsia, and inFeedo. Mocha has a broader approval, being mentioned in 399 company stacks & 272 developers stacks; compared to NetBeans IDE, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.

Decisions about Mocha and NetBeans IDE

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 Mocha
Pros of NetBeans IDE
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    Open source
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    Simple
  • 81
    Promise support
  • 48
    Flexible
  • 28
    Easy to add support for Generators
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    For browser and server testing
  • 7
    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
  • 1
    Default reporter is nice, clean, and itemized
  • 1
    Simple setup
  • 1
    Works with saucelabs
  • 1
    Lots of tutorials and help online
  • 1
    Works with BrowserStack
  • 75
    Rich features
  • 68
    Crossplatform
  • 47
    Plugins(Git, SVN)
  • 38
    Extensible
  • 36
    Easy to use
  • 35
    PHP Support
  • 33
    Java support
  • 27
    File History
  • 21
    Code analysis
  • 17
    MySQL support
  • 13
    Open source
  • 12
    Free
  • 9
    Strong Maven Support
  • 9
    Code completion
  • 8
    NodeJs support
  • 6
    Webdev king
  • 6
    Best
  • 5
    Easy maven project start
  • 3
    History of changes, friendly tabs
  • 3
    Jira Plugin
  • 3
    Mandatory
  • 3
    Foss
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    Intuitive ui
  • 2
    I don't like NetBeans
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    Smarty support
  • 2
    Groovy support
  • 2
    Native Nette support
  • 2
    Chrome plugin to live update javascript from browser
  • 2
    Out of the box integration with maven, git, svn
  • 2
    Custom html tags support
  • 1
    Composer commands inside IDE
  • 1
    Visual GUI Builder for Swing / AWT
  • 1
    Powerful refactoring

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Cons of Mocha
Cons of NetBeans IDE
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    Cannot test a promisified functions without assertion
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    No assertion count in results
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    Not as many reporter options as Jest
  • 2
    PHP debug doesn't support conditional breakpoints

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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.

What is NetBeans IDE?

NetBeans IDE is FREE, open source, and has a worldwide community of users and developers.

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