|Jsunit: we already use it for some of our js code.||
|crosscheck: Note: Crosscheck wasn’t tested with any code.||
|jspec (no website – just a source tree)||
|Screw.unit (docs) Note: Not tested but it is very similar to jsspec and jspec.||
So it seems to him that Jsunit is the only choice we have. It is not perfect though because it does not provide an easy way to apply the TDD process for the following reasons:
- It forces you to write the unit tests in a html file instead of a .js file.
- It forces you to have a local installation of the jsunit framework in order to avoid absolute hard coded path to reference js unit files.
I tried asking about this on StackOverflow generated some interesting answers:
- Apparently MochiKit – yet another library has a framework called SimpleTest buried inside it.
- Yahoo Unit – a standalone tool from Yahoo.
Asking on the Test Driven Mailing List got another batch of answers:
- QUnit from jQuery (got several recommendations for this)
- Use GWT and do all your work in Java
In addition two people didn’t answer the question directly but instead sent my in the direction of some books:
Of the Unit Test Frameworks the real options seem to be:
- The Dojo Object Harness (DOH) unit test framework
- QUnit from jQuery
- YUI Test: see YUI Test – The New Kid on Block
I also did some digging for Mock Frameworks and have only come up with a list of tools:
- JSMock – JSMock provides expectation recording and matching, and has the ability to return, throw, and stub on object method calls
- QMock – very new
- Test Driven AJAX a presentation from Agile 2008 (long but through)
Best ongoing sources: Pathfinder Blog and Ajaxian seem to be good reading.