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Appium vs Jasmine: What are the differences?

Appium: Automation for iOS and Android Apps. 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; Jasmine: DOM-less simple JavaScript testing framework. 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.

Appium can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile Testing Frameworks" category, while Jasmine is grouped under "Javascript Testing Framework".

"Webdriverio support" is the primary reason why developers consider Appium over the competitors, whereas "Can also be used for tdd " was stated as the key factor in picking Jasmine.

Appium and Jasmine are both open source tools. Jasmine with 14.4K GitHub stars and 2.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Appium with 9.66K GitHub stars and 3.94K GitHub forks.

Typeform, Accenture, and Coderus are some of the popular companies that use Jasmine, whereas Appium is used by Intuit, PedidosYa, and A+E Networks. Jasmine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 143 company stacks & 75 developers stacks; compared to Appium, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

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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 Appium
Pros of Jasmine
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    Webdriverio support
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    Java, C#, Python support
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    Active community
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    Great GUI with inspector
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    Open source
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    Internal API access
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    Support iOS test automation
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    Support android test automation
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    Can also be used for tdd
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    Open source
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    Originally from RSpec
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    Great community
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    No dependencies, not even DOM
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    Easy to setup
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    Simple
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    Created by Pivotal-Labs
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    Works with KarmaJs
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    Async and promises are easy calls with "done"
  • 1
    Jasmine is faster than selenium in angular application
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    SpyOn to fake calls

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Cons of Appium
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      Unfriendly error logs

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    What is Appium?

    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.

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Appium and Jasmine?
    Selendroid
    Selendroid is a test automation framework which drives off the UI of Android native and hybrid applications (apps) and the mobile web. Tests are written using the Selenium 2 client API
    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.
    BrowserStack
    BrowserStack is a leading software testing platform for developers to comprehensively test their websites and mobile applications across 2,000+ real browsers and devices in a single cloud platform—and at scale.
    Selenium
    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
    Kobiton
    It enables developers and testers to perform automated and manual testing of mobile apps and websites on real devices. Modern DevOps and Quality environments require apps to be tested on hundreds of device/OS/browser combinations. Managing an in-house device-lab is expensive, resource intensive, restrictive and very manual. Kobiton allows for instant provisioning of real devices for testing with automated or manual scripts, and also allows current on-premise devices to be plugged in to form a holistic testing cloud.
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