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Gray box end-to-end testing and automation library for mobile apps
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What is Detox?

High velocity native mobile development requires us to adopt continuous integration workflows, which means our reliance on manual QA has to drop significantly. It tests your mobile app while it's running in a real device/simulator, interacting with it just like a real user.
Detox is a tool in the Testing Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Detox is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Detox's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Detox?

27 companies reportedly use Detox in their tech stacks, including, Greener Bio, and Newzera.

48 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Detox.
Pros of Detox
Grey box testing
Automated testing

Detox's Features

  • Automatically Synchronized
  • Test Runner Independent
  • Debuggable

Detox Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Detox?
Appium is an open source test automation framework for use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. It drives iOS and Android apps using the WebDriver protocol. Appium is sponsored by Sauce Labs and a thriving community of open source developers.
Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
JUnit is a simple framework to write repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.
Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.
Behaviour Driven Development for Ruby. Making TDD Productive and Fun.
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