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Unit Testing, End-to-End Testing

Unit Testing

General info

JS Unit test framework, BDD based for Node.JS applications used with Angular.JS web applications and also paired with 'Karma' task runner

It's a BDD (Behavior Driven Development) test framework for JavaScript especially designed for manual QAs to understand the automation tests. It does not depend on the any JavaScript framework or browser. So it's very well suited for Node.js projects and websites is aUnit testing framework for C# and .NET is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework. It is used to test C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. and works with ReSharper, CodeRush, TestDriven.NET and Xamarin. It is part of the .NET Foundation,
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.


Yes is part of the xUnit family of frameworks
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser


Jasmine works well in and with browsers to test client-side components and functionality


You can test various front-end components independently since it is a Unit testing framework
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code


Jasmine works with NodeJs to test its back-end components and behaviour


You can test various back-end components independently since it is a Unit testing framework
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test


By using 'jasmine-fixture' which can help write specs that interact with the DOM making it easier to injectHTML fixtures


It contains class fixtures which are setup once pertest class
Group fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data for a group of tests (group-fixtures). This ensures specific environment for a given group of tests.


Yes contains collection fixtures which allow you to share context among many tests
Supports data generators for tests. Data generators generate input data for test. The test is then run for each input data produced in this way.


Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT License

Mocks are objects that simulate the behavior of real objects. Using mocks allows testing some part of the code in isolation (with other parts mocked when needed)

By using a a plugin called jasmine-ajax that allows ajax calls to be mocked out in tests

Allows organizing tests in groups


Using the describe function which is for grouping related tests, typically each test file has one at the top level.

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