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Karma vs Panther: What are the differences?

What is Karma? Spectacular Test Runner for JavaScript. 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.

What is Panther? A browser testing and web crawling library for PHP and Symfony. It is a convenient standalone library to scrape websites and to run end-to-end tests using real browsers.

Karma and Panther can be primarily classified as "Browser Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Karma are:

  • Test on Real Devices
  • Remote Control
  • Testing Framework Agnostic

On the other hand, Panther provides the following key features:

  • Executes the JavaScript code contained in webpages
  • Supports everything that Chrome (or Firefox) implements
  • Allows screenshots taking

Karma and Panther are both open source tools. It seems that Karma with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.64K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Panther with 2.01K GitHub stars and 126 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Karma
Pros of Panther
  • 61
    Test Runner
  • 35
    Open source
  • 27
    Continuous Integration
  • 22
    Great for running tests
  • 18
    Test on Real Devices
  • 11
    Backed by google
  • 5
    Easy Debugging
  • 2
    Remote Control
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    Cons of Karma
    Cons of Panther
    • 1
      Slow, because tests are run in a real browser
    • 1
      Requires the use of hacks to find tests dynamically
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      What is 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.

      What is Panther?

      It is a convenient standalone library to scrape websites and to run end-to-end tests using real browsers.

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      What are some alternatives to Karma and Panther?
      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.
      Jest
      Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.
      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.
      Protractor
      Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications. Protractor runs tests against your application running in a real browser, interacting with it as a user would.
      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.
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