@cucumber/cucumber is a popular npm package used for behavior-driven development (BDD) testing with Cucumber. It provides a way for developers to write and execute tests in plain language that is easily understood by both technical and non-technical team members.
Alternatives: Jest, Mocha, Protractor
v10.2.0(10 months ago)
Alternatives: jest, jasmine, ava
Mocha is a general-purpose testing framework and provides a wide range of features for writing both synchronous and asynchronous tests using various testing styles (such as TDD, BDD, and more). @cucumber/cucumber, on the other hand, is specifically designed for behavior-driven development and follows a Given-When-Then syntax to define test scenarios in a more human-readable format.
Community and Ecosystem
Mocha has a large and mature ecosystem with a wide range of plugins, report generators, and test runners available. It is widely integrated with other tools and frameworks. @cucumber/cucumber, being a more specialized tool, has a smaller ecosystem, but it is growing. It integrates well with frameworks like Protractor for end-to-end testing and offers plugins for generating test reports.
Both Mocha and @cucumber/cucumber provide good developer experiences. Mocha has a flexible and extensible API, allowing developers to structure tests according to their needs. @cucumber/cucumber's Gherkin syntax offers a more readable and comprehensible way of defining tests, especially for non-technical stakeholders. However, there can be a learning curve associated with @cucumber/cucumber's BDD approach.