AngularJS Test Frameworks and Tools

AngularJS is proclaimed to be HTML enhanced for web apps. Google maintains and promotes AngularJS, an open source web application framework for web applications requiring HTML,CSS and JavaScripts at the client side. It makes development and testing both easier by enhancing the web apps with MVC or model view controller; an architecture for implementing User Interfaces or UI.

 

HTML is the most trustworthy for declaring static documents, but when it comes to declaring dynamic views in web-applications, it is a tough call.  AngularJS allows extending of HTML vocabulary to cater to the dynamic views. AngularJS libraries read HTML containing tag attributes and then follow the directives from the tags. The input or output of the page is bound to a model represented by JavaScript variables whose values are manipulated from Static or Dynamic JSON resources. The two way data binding makes it an effective tool for efficiently building client-side web apps.

 

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Test Frameworks and Tools for AngularJS

The numerous AngularJS tools and test frameworks enable environment for the much desired perfect test.

• Karma
• This is the test runner for AngularJS. It has all the competent features to facilitate reliable testing.
• Features

 o Test on Real Devices
• Test your code on real browsers and real devices such as phones, tablets
 o Remote Control
• Control the whole workflow from the command line or the IDE. Whe a file is saved, Karma will run all the tests.
 o Testing Framework Agnostic
• Describe tests with Jasmine, Mocha, QUnit or write a simple adapter for any framework of choice
 o Open Source
• Developed for and maintained by the open source community at GitHub
 o Easy Debugging
• Easy debugging directly from your IDE via WebStorm or Google Chrome
o Continuous Integration
• Simple integration with Jenkins, Travis or Semaphore.

  

• Angular Mocks
o This is a Namespace from ‘angular-mocks.js’ which contains testing related code. It provides support for injecting and mocking Angular services in unit tests.

 

 • Protractor
o It is an E2E test framework for Angular apps. The feature testing tool for AngularJS, launches the app in a browser and interacts with it via Selenium.
 

 • Mocha
o True to the claims of being simple, flexible and fun, Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser for asynchronous testing. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases.
o Enables writing describe blocks and making assertions.

 

 • Chai
o It is a BDD / TDD assertion library for node.js and the browser that can be coupled with any javascript testing framework.
o It is an Assertion library that hooks into Mocha, and gives access to Behavior-Driven Development assertions like expect, should, and assert.

 

 • Chai as Promised
o This Chai plug-in is really helpful for dealing with function calls that return a promise. It extends Chai with assertions about promises.

 

 • Browseify
o Allows us to easily require modules of code between files in the project by bundling up all dependencies.

 

 • Lodash
o It is a Utility Library delivering consistency, customization and performance. These utilities are used to extend JavaScript and make it easier to work with.

 

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

 

SPEC INDIA offers independent QA and testing services spanning the entire software release life cycle. As a ISO 9001:2015 company we ensure process driven approach in all our quality assurance practices and testing. Quality is at the helm of every project that we associate with and is assured in policies for every aspect of the project, be it project plan, scope, cost, integration, communication, human resource management or stakeholder management.

 

To increase the reliability of software quality checks, we harness the potentials of contemporary Testing tools to deliver the industry best for quality with near zero post delivery defects.

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