AVA is a concurrent test runner that runs tests in parallel, allowing for faster execution and improved performance. It also provides a simple and easy-to-use syntax for writing tests, with built-in support for asynchronous tests. Livedoc-Mocha, on the other hand, is an extension of Mocha and adds additional features like living documentation. It provides a way to write tests that also serve as documentation for the code.
AVA comes with various useful features such as built-in parallel test execution, isolated test environments, and enhanced error messages. It also supports TypeScript out of the box. Livedoc-Mocha, on the other hand, focuses more on living documentation, allowing you to generate readable documentation from your tests, alongside executing them. It provides a way to write descriptive and self-explanatory tests that can act as documentation for your codebase.
Community and Support
AVA has a strong community and active development with regular updates. It has good documentation and a dedicated website. Livedoc-Mocha may have a smaller community and less frequent updates compared to AVA.
AVA is well-integrated with various tools and popular frameworks like React, Babel, and CodeSandbox. It also has good support for various test runners and reporters. Livedoc-Mocha, being an extension of Mocha, integrates seamlessly with Mocha and its ecosystem.