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Top 10 Tools for Testing Angular Applications

Remember, the choice of the tools depends on your specific testing needs and project requirements. Combining different tools based on your testing strategy can often yield the best results.

Here are the 10 tools that developers often find helpful for testing Angular applications. See the following:


1) Karma:

An open-source framework developed and maintained by the GitHub community and the test runner that allows us to execute unit tests in various browsers. It's highly integrated with Angular and supports continuous integration.


2) Jasmine:

Jasmine is an open-source testing framework for JavaScript and the Behaviour-driven development (BDD) framework for testing JavaScript code. It's often used in conjunction with Karma for testing Angular applications.

 

3) Protractor:

Protractor is a powerful testing tool for testing Angular applications. It is an End-to-end (E2E) testing framework specifically designed for Angular applications. It provides a high-level API for interacting with your application as a user would.

 

4) Jest:

Jest is a JavaScript testing framework designed to ensure the correctness of any JavaScript codebase. This JavaScript testing framework is maintained by Facebook. Jest is known for its speed and simplicity. It's not Angular-specific but widely used for Angular applications.

 

5) Cypress:

Cypress is a purely JavaScript-based front-end testing tool built for the modern web and used for E2E testing framework with a focus on simplicity and real-time interactive testing. It offers features like time-travel debugging and automatic waiting.

 

It aims to address the pain points of all developers and QA engineers who are facing while testing an application.

 

6) Protractor-Cucumber-Framework:

It is an end-to-end testing framework built specifically for Angular. It allows you to create tests that interact with a browser like a real user would.

An extension for Protractor that allows the use of Cucumber for behavior-driven development. It enhances the readability of E2E tests.

 

7) TestBed:

The TestBed is the most important of the Angular testing utilities and it refers to a test environment set up with test data. Agular’s TestBed is a utility for configuring and creating instances of services and components within unit tests. It's an essential part of Agular’s testing infrastructure.

 

8) ngMock:

The ng-mocks are a testing library that helps us to the mocking services, components, directives, pipes and modules in tests for the Angular applications.

A module in Angular that provides support for mocking in unit tests. It helps isolate units of code for effective unit testing.

 

9) Sinon.JS:

The Sinon.JS is an open-source framework and It provides us spies, stubs, and mocks for use in JavaScript unit tests.

A library for creating spies, mocks, and stubs in JavaScript. It's often used in conjunction with Jasmine or Mocha for testing Angular applications.

 

10) Wallaby.js:

Wallaby is a really fast Testing Tool for Angular that continuously runs your tests. A real-time test runner that provides instant feedback on your unit tests. It supports various testing frameworks, including Jasmine and Jest, and is designed to enhance developer productivity.

To use Wallaby.Js, we can add it to our IDE as a plugin in Visual Studio.

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