Jasmine Framework

Jasmine is one of the most popular JavaScript test frameworks available. Its tests are intuitively recognizable by them describe/it format. Jasmine is inspired by Behavior-Driven Development and comes with many basic features out-of-the-box. Jasmine, a behavior driven development framework for JavaScript that has become the most popular choice for testing AngularJS applications. It provides functions to help with structuring user’s tests and also making assertions. While Jasmine is renowned for its Node.js support, it also supports Python and Ruby. Jasmine also works with JavaScript-based languages like TypeScript and CoffeeScript.

It’s an open source Unit testing framework for JavaScript aiming to run on any JavaScript-enabled platform, not put oneself deliberately into a place on the application nor the IDE, and to have easy-to-read syntax.

This guide shows how to write tests in JavaScript on Node.js using Jasmine. It uses the jasmine-node-js-example project (hosted on GitHub). Content includes:

  • Basic white-box unit tests
  • REST API integration tests with frisby
  • Web UI end-to-end tests with Protractor
  • Spying with sinon
  • Monkeypatching with rewire
  • Handling config data with JSON files
  • Advanced execution features with Karma
  • Special considerations for Angular projects
  • The Jasmine API Reference is also indispensable when writing tests.
Why Jasmine?

Thanks to the proliferation of mobile apps, Jasmine is only one of many players in the JS testing game. Others include qUnit, jQuery's "unofficial official" testing framework, and YUI Test, which is part of Yahoo YUI library. In fact, most JS libraries have their own testing framework. Those might be worth considering if you're partial to a specific JS library. On the other hand, it might be beneficial to have testing classes that are not tied to any particular framework. That's one of the things that I like about Jasmine. Another consideration is whether or not a test framework relies on the browser. Some, like RhinoUnit, are Ant-based and do not require a browser to run, making testing a lot more automated.

Advantages of using Jasmine over other available JavaScript testing frameworks –
  • Jasmine does not depend on any other JavaScript framework.
  • Jasmine does not require any DOM.
  • All the syntax used in Jasmine framework is clean and obvious.
  • Jasmine is heavily influenced by Rspec, JS Spec, and Jspec.
  • Jasmine is an open-source framework and easily available in different versions like stand-alone, ruby gem, Node.js, etc.
Service Offerings

Jasmine Unit test covers JavaScript logic with tests using Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). As it is integrated with AngularJS; it also can be used with other frameworks such as ScrewUnit, JSSpec, JSpec, and RSpec. Our Testing methodologies with Jasmine presents an efficient and convenient way to cover the code for Testing during early development life cycle such as:
  • Creating new JavaScript unit test projects, which can refer to other web projects in the work-space to discover JavaScript files and artifacts that can be unit tested.
  • Adding unit testing support to existing web projects.
  • Using Jasmine framework as testing run-time. RAD now bundles Jasmine to offer the Always-Present out-of-the-box experience. Here user can use any Jasmine version. Just need to specify the path to the library and RAD would do the rest to use and include it in the project.
  • Creating test files based on Jasmine spec structure. These test files can refer any JavaScript file in the work-space.
  • Using the standard JavaScript Development Tools already present in RAD to either discover JavaScript functions or create test code from the templates available.
  • Creating Test runners and discovering the test files as well in the same test project or spanning in different projects across the work-space. This test runner creation wizard adds the required artifacts to quickly run the tests as soon as the test runner is created.
  • Whether user is using static or dynamic web projects, He/She can deploy the unit test application to Web Preview server, WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile or full profile etc.
  • Sharing the test projects with other developers and version it using a SCM, such as Rational Team Concert or Git.
Skills and Matrix

Our in-depth understanding and expertise in this area reflects in our execution methodology; Ensuring our valued clients get the benefits of all the powerful and robust features offered by Jasmine framework.

Jasmine Framework test development has been a unique service offering at Simnovus. We have a Certified and qualified expert team with more than Five years of experience, helping to automate the application. Simnovus delivers exceptional and high quality applications for it’s valued customers in long run.

In today’s world of Headless Drupal, Device agnostic development, Chatbot OdiTk embrace the use of many java-script frameworks. For us, It is also important that the development has a BDD testing aligned to ensure an out-side in methodology.


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