Mocha vs Jnario comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Mocha and Jnario?


Programming language




Unit Testing, Intergration Testing, End-to-End Testing

Acceptance Testing, Unit Testing

General info

Mocha is a widely used JavaScript test framework for Node.js

Mocha is a simple, flexible and the one of the widely adopted JS test framework. Mocha usually runs tests serially which enables the accurate reporting. Also it's useful for asynchronous testing, and provides various king of test reports. Spec is default test reporter for mocha, there are many test reports like Nyan, Dot matrix, Tap, Landing strip, List and Progress. Mocha is being used with many other test frameworks like Selenium WebDriver,, wd and Cypress

Jnario is a test framework for Java focusing on the design and documentation aspects of testing

Jnario is based on Xtend and consists of two domain-specific languages, one for writing readable acceptance tests, the other for succinct unit tests. Together they are well suited for behavior-driven development of Java programs.
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.


It has an XUnit reporter available which outputs an XUnit-compatible XML document, often applicable in CI servers.


It is an xUnit type testing framework
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser


Mocha Runs in the browser and is used widely to test front-end components and functionality. It can test various DOM elements, front-end functions and so on.


You can write scenarios to test various front-end behaviours using 'Given', 'When', 'Then' steps to describe simple scenarios
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code


Mocha provides convenient ways of testing the Node server.It works well with Chai (an assertion library) where it provides the environment for writing server-side tests while we write the tests with Chai


You can write unit tests to test server side behaviours and components using Jnario specs
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Mocha provides the hooks before(), after(), beforeEach(), and afterEach() to set up preconditions and clean up after your tests


It contains the Setup & Teardown functions similar to JUnit but less verbose
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.


Mocha allows grouping of fixtures


The Setup & Teardown functions can be used as group fixtures.
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

Eclipse Public License v1.0

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)

Provides Mocking capabilities through third party libraries like sinon.js, simple-mock and nock


You can implement mocking through the use of a third partylibrary like Mockito
Allows organizing tests in groups


Grouping is supported and is accomplished by the using a nested 'describe()'


Jnario Suites allows you to group multiple specifications into suites and execute them together, you do this using the suite wizard
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