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AngularJS Test Frameworks and Tools

AngularJS is HTML enhanced for web applications. Maintained and promoted by Google, this framework for web applications is an open source framework.

 

The AngularJS tools and test frameworks offer a perfect environment for impeccable testing exercises. The AngularJS framework relies on HTML, CSS and Javascripts at the client side. AngularJS is a toolset for building the framework most suited for any application development. A fully extensible toolset, it works well with other libraries. Every feature can be modified or replaced to suit the requirements of the workflow and the needs.

Angular JS

HTML is known best to be reliable for static documents. AngularJS framework extends the HTML vocabulary and makes it possible to extend HTML vocabulary for dynamic views. AngularJS libraries read HTML containing tag attributes to follow the directives from the tags. The input or output of the page is bound to a model represented by JavaScript variables. These values are handled by Static or Dynamic JSON resources. This 2 way binding is the niche that AngularJS is all about making it an effective tool for efficiently building client-side web apps.

Tools and Test Frameworks for AngularJS

 

Karma

 

  • Karma a Test Runner for Angular JS is best used for testing on real devices. It is an open source framework developed for and maintained by the open source community at GitHub.
  • Providing easy debugging directly from IDE via WebStorm or Google Chrome Karma provides continuous integration with Jenkins, Travis or Semaphore, describing tests with Jasmine, Mocha, QUnit or write a simple adapter for any framework of choice.

 

Angular Mocks

 

  • Angular Mocks a Namespace from ‘angular-mocks.js’ tests related code providing support for injecting and mocking Angular services in unit tests.

 

Protractor

 

  • An E2E test framework for AngularJS apps launches the app in a browser and interacts with it via Selenium for testing.

 

Mocha

 

  • Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser for asynchronous testing.
  • Mocha tests run serially, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases.
  • It allows flexible and accurate reporting.

 

Chai

 

  • Chai is a BDD / TDD assertion library for node.js and the browser that can be coupled with any javascript testing framework.
  • Chai as Promised extends Chai; a Chai plug-in really helpful for dealing with function calls that return a promise.
  • It extends Chai with assertions about promises.

 

Browseify and Lodash

 

  • Browseify reduces code between files and bundles up all dependencies before Testing.
  • Lodash is a Utility Library delivering consistency, customization and performance.
  • These utilities extend JavaScript and make it easier to work with.

 

Sion

 

  • It is a standalone test spies, stubs and mocks for JavaScript.
  • Sion comes with no dependencies and works with any unit testing framework.
  • It is a Stubbing and mocking library used to mock out directive and controller dependencies in unit tests and to check that functions are being called with the correct arguments.

 

Top Reasons for using AngularJS

 

  • The Model View Controller, MVC is done with components when it comes to AngularJS.
  • AngularJS framework uses HTML to have a declarative User Interface.
  • It relies on simple Javascript based data models, giving easier solutions.
  • The directives of AngularJS bring additional functionality to HTML.
  • Intuitive Filters of this framework filter out data before being sent to the Views.
  • AngularJS uses Simple code using Data Models.
  • It is Unit Test Ready.

 

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