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UI and Integration Testing for a Full-Stack Javascript App (excerpt)

by on May.04, 2017, under Uncategorized

While developing our new full-stack Javascript app at ThinkNear, we needed to pick a technology for UI and integration testing.

For our Ruby apps, we use Capybara with RSpec and the Poltergeist bindings for PhantomJS. While the stack works, to simplify development and ramp-up time for new developers, we wanted a Javascript-based technology.


  • Write tests in Javascript
  • Compatibility with Jasmine
    • Our unit tests are in Jasmine, so we’d prefer not to juggle multiple test syntaxes
  • Supports ECMAScript6
  • Can run headless on a Jenkins server
  • As close to a real browser as possible
    • Officially we only support Chrome, so a Chrome/Webkit browser is preferred over Firefox/Gecko
  • Actively maintained, community support

Read the full post at the ThinkNear Engineering blog.

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