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Karma vs Selenide: What are the differences?

Developers describe Karma as "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. On the other hand, Selenide is detailed as "Concise UI tests in JAVA". Selenide is a library for writing concise, readable, boilerplate-free tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver.

Karma and Selenide belong to "Browser Testing" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Karma are:

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

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

  • Concise fluent API for tests
  • Ajax support for stable tests
  • Powerful selectors

Karma is an open source tool with 10.8K GitHub stars and 1.61K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Karma's open source repository on GitHub.

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Hi, I am starting out to test an application that is currently being developed - FE: React. BE: Node JS. I want the framework to be able to test all UI scenarios (from simple to complex) and also have the capability to test APIs. I also need to run tests across all OSs and Browsers (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS). I have also looked into react-testing-library and @TestProject.io. Any advice you can give as to which framework would be best and why would be so much appreciated! Thank you!!

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You should also definitely look into Playwright, which is a new automation tool from Microsoft building on top of the Puppeteer experience and trying to bring this experience in the cross browser space - very exciting project. Great team. Also CodeceptJS as already Playwright support which at a ton of valuable features on top of Playwright, give it a go!

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I'm also looking for the same, FE: React & BE: NodeJS. Cypress won't help as it lacks cross-browser testing, it doesn't support all the browsers. I'm still investigating it, but looks like WebdriverIO may fulfil what I'm looking for - Cross-browser testing, integration with CI/CD, running it as a docker service, good support on assertions & reporting of test results. Let me know if you found any information on any of the above mentioned points.

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Hi Esther, if you really need cross OS and cross device automation Cypress wont help, with WebdriverIO you can do it … and check out CodeceptJS, which is a wrapper around several frameworks (like WebdriverIO) and will support future players (currently for example upcoming Playwright) as well.

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Pros of Karma
Pros of Selenide
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    Test Runner
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    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
  • 5
    Nice JAVA API
  • 2
    Very mature API
  • 2
    File upload support
  • 2
    Integrated with WebDriverManager project
  • 2
    Integrated with Selenium-Jupiter framework
  • 1
    Capture screen shots on fail
  • 1
    Cross browser
  • 1
    Proxy server

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Cons of Karma
Cons of Selenide
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    Slow, because tests are run in a real browser
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    Requires the use of hacks to find tests dynamically
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    Hybrid page model not possible

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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 Selenide?

It is a library for writing concise, readable, boilerplate-free tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver.

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What are some alternatives to Karma and Selenide?
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.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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