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Mocha vs SinonJS: 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; SinonJS: 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.

Mocha and SinonJS can be primarily classified as "Javascript Testing Framework" tools.

Mocha and SinonJS are both open source tools. It seems that Mocha with 18.1K GitHub stars and 2.44K forks on GitHub has more adoption than SinonJS with 7.25K GitHub stars and 714 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Mocha has a broader approval, being mentioned in 400 company stacks & 272 developers stacks; compared to SinonJS, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Decisions about Mocha and SinonJS

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 SinonJS
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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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    Open source

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Cons of Mocha
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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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    More concepts than Jest
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    Less questions and answers on StackOverflow than Jest

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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 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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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.
Jest
Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
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.
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.
Protractor
Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
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