Jest is a general-purpose testing framework that can be used for various types of tests such as unit tests, integration tests, and snapshot tests. It provides a wide range of features including mocking, code coverage, and parallelization. @cucumber/cucumber, on the other hand, is specifically designed for BDD-style tests and follows a declarative style of writing tests using plain language sentences.
Jest focuses on providing a smooth and intuitive developer experience. It has a built-in test runner, easy-to-use APIs, and extensive documentation. @cucumber/cucumber requires a more specific setup for BDD-style tests using Gherkin language and a separate runner like Cucumber.js. It has a steeper learning curve for developers who are new to BDD.
Integration with Frameworks
Both packages have active communities, but Jest has a larger community due to its broader use cases beyond BDD. It is more likely to find extensive community support, tutorials, and resources when using Jest. The community for @cucumber/cucumber is more focused on BDD practices and implementing Gherkin-based acceptance tests.