Jasmine vs Mocha vs QUnit

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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 Jasmine
Pros of Mocha
Pros of QUnit
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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
  • 10
    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
  • 136
    Open source
  • 100
    Simple
  • 81
    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
  • 1
    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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    Simple
  • 4
    Open Source
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    Promise support
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    Easy setup
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    Excellent GUI

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Cons of Jasmine
Cons of Mocha
Cons of QUnit
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    Unfriendly error logs
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    Cannot test a promisified functions without assertion
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    No assertion count in results
  • 1
    Not as many reporter options as Jest
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    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.

    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 QUnit?

    QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit testing framework. It's used by the jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile projects and is capable of testing any generic JavaScript code, including itself!

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    What are some alternatives to Jasmine, Mocha, and QUnit?
    Jest
    Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
    Karma
    Karma is not a testing framework, nor an assertion library. Karma just launches a HTTP server, and generates the test runner HTML file you probably already know from your favourite testing framework. So for testing purposes you can use pretty much anything you like.
    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.
    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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