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Nightwatchjs vs Wallaby.js: What are the differences?

Developers describe Nightwatchjs as "Automated testing and continous integration framework based on node.js and selenium webdriver". Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It uses the powerful Selenium WebDriver API to perform commands and assertions on DOM elements. On the other hand, Wallaby.js is detailed as "Intelligent test runner for JavaScript with real-time code coverage and deep editor integration". It is an intelligent test runner for JavaScript that continuously runs your tests. It reports code coverage and other results directly to your code editor immediately as you change your code. Wallaby.js uses various tricks to run your tests as fast as possible, such as dependency analysis to only execute tests affected by your code changes and parallel test execution. It provides a huge productivity boost whether you are doing TDD/BDD or using any other approach.

Nightwatchjs and Wallaby.js can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.

Nightwatchjs is an open source tool with 9.5K GitHub stars and 941 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nightwatchjs's open source repository on GitHub.

WebbyLab, UniSharp, and GoEuro are some of the popular companies that use Nightwatchjs, whereas Wallaby.js is used by Covve, Shelf, and Wuilt. Nightwatchjs has a broader approval, being mentioned in 22 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to Wallaby.js, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Nightwatchjs
Pros of Wallaby.js
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    Open source
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    Testing
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    Automates browsers
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    Better cross browser (use selenium)
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    Cross-Browser Testing
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    Multiple Browser Support
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    Parallel Test Running
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    Cons of Nightwatchjs
    Cons of Wallaby.js
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      No automatic wait
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      Less flexibility
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      Limited native mobile app support
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      Limited browser support
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      Configuration complexity
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      What is Nightwatchjs?

      Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It uses the powerful Selenium WebDriver API to perform commands and assertions on DOM elements.

      What is Wallaby.js?

      It is an intelligent test runner for JavaScript that continuously runs your tests. It reports code coverage and other results directly to your code editor immediately as you change your code.

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