Cucumber vs JUnit vs Karate DSL

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Pros of Cucumber
Pros of JUnit
Pros of Karate DSL
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    Simple Syntax
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    Simple usage
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    Nice report
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    Huge community
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      Easy CI integration via cross-platform executable / CLI
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      Easy for even non-programmers to get started
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      Simple and meaningful asserts for large responses
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      Data-driven tests that can even use JSON or CSV sources
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      Comprehensive documentation and examples
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      Very fast api testing tool
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      Easy parameterized configuration / custom variables
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      Easy re-use of JSON or JS / Java logic across tests
    • 4
      Simple, concise, readable and maintainable tests
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      Powerful and flexible payload assertions
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      IDE support - IntelliJ, Eclipse & Visual Studio Code
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      Best option for testing GraphQL
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      Java-interop so you never "hit a wall" in the framework
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      Simple yet flexible Environment Switching built-in
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      Optionally mix re-usable JavaScript logic into scripts
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      Websockets support
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      Parallel Execution with Reports Aggregated
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      Active, Responsive community on Stack Overflow
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      Re-use functional tests as performance tests
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      Super simple API mocking, within the firewall
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      XML support, not just JSON
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      Developer-friendly collaboration via standard SCM / Git
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      Rich HTML reports with HTTP logs in-line
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      Great Developer-Experience - Debug UI, HTML reports
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    What is Cucumber?

    Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.

    What is JUnit?

    JUnit is a simple framework to write repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.

    What is Karate DSL?

    Combines API test-automation, mocks and performance-testing into a single, unified framework. The BDD syntax popularized by Cucumber is language-neutral, and easy for even non-programmers. Besides powerful JSON & XML assertions, you can run tests in parallel for speed - which is critical for HTTP API testing.

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    What are some alternatives to Cucumber, JUnit, and Karate DSL?
    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.
    Behaviour Driven Development for Ruby. Making TDD Productive and Fun.
    It is a testing framework designed to simplify a broad range of testing needs, it covers all categories of tests: unit, functional, end-to-end, integration, etc.Run your tests in arbitrarily big thread pools with various policies available (all methods in their own thread, one thread per test class, etc.
    Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
    It is a mocking framework that tastes really good. It lets you write beautiful tests with a clean & simple API. It doesn’t give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors.
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