Mocha runs independently from the [assertion library](http://visionmedia.github.io/mocha/#assertions), so you can choose which assertion format works best for you. Mocha most often is run in combination with assertion library [Chai](http://chaijs.com).
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Pro Runs in Node.js and the browser
Mocha has a browser build as well as a node command line program so you can test in client and server side environments.
Pro Write tests with Behavior Driven Development (BDD)
Allows developers to choose their development process. Not only TDD but also BDD.
Pro Makes Asynchronous testing extremely easy
No need to write tricky statements for Async testing. Mocha gives you a
done callback. Place this
done parameter in your callback function, that'll let Mocha know that you've written an asynchronous function.
Pro Integrates really well with NodeJS
The Mocha test framework itself runs on NodeJS, hence it makes everything related to it extremely simple. With Mocha's simple syntax and speed, testing your node.js app just got a whole lot easier.
Pro Custom full color test reporters
Mocha has multiple test reporters built in and you can create your own as well. The test reporters have full color and makes it easy to see if your tests fail or not.
Pro Easy to add support for Generators
Aside from the numerous benefits with generators in your application, You can now also integrate generators into your test suite. By using mocha, all you have to do is enable support for generators.
Pro Web UI to develop tests quickly
You can edit your test code in the browser and instantly see it run as you change the code.
Pro Easy to record a video
It can easily record a video so you can understand what happened when a test failed in your CI.
Pro Amazing dashboard to view reports and recordings
The Cypress dashboard allows you to see every run on a great UI linked to commits and gitflow.
Pro Cross Browser testing
Con Can be intimidating for beginners
While some testing frameworks are complete out of the box, Mocha requires developers to select and set up assertion libraries and mocking utilities. For someone who is just starting to learn how to build tests this can be scary as they will also have to choose which libraries to use and learn them too.
Con No atomic tests
Tests cannot be ran in random order.
Con Doesn't support Safari
Con Single tab only
Does not and will not support multiple tabs or multiple simultaneous browsers.
Con Heavy in setup
Do not add Cypress in the main repo. Have a specific test repo for it or you will be sorry when the CI/CD flow takes 5-6 min longer every build due to installation time of Cypress.