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JavaScript Testing Tools


While testing a simple JavaScript is relatively straightforward, testing a complex JavaScript such as a library like Jquery really requires the use of a test suite. Of course you don't necessarily need to develop your own test suite because there are already quite a few around.

The following are a few that I found that look like they may or may not be useful for testing your scripts.

  • Sahi – a browser independent automated testing tool that uses Java and JavaScript
  • Selenium – an automated testing tool that can record only on Firefox and may time out when trying to play back on other browsers, uses Java and Ruby
  • Watir – an automated testing tool available as a Ruby gem
  • Assertion Unit Framework – unit testing framework based on assertions
  • JsUnit – unit testing framework ported from the most popular Java one
  • FireUnit – a unit testing framework designed to run in Firebug on Firefox
  • Jspec – a JavaScript testing framework
  • Qunit – a Jquery test suite
  • JsLitmus – a benchmarking and performance tool
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