vscode-jest VS sfdx-lwc-jest

Compare vscode-jest vs sfdx-lwc-jest and see what are their differences.


The optimal flow for Jest based testing in VS Code (by jest-community)


Run Jest against LWC components in SFDX workspace environment (by salesforce)
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vscode-jest sfdx-lwc-jest
1 2
2,444 124
1.4% 1.6%
7.1 5.7
17 days ago 28 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of vscode-jest. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-16.


Posts with mentions or reviews of sfdx-lwc-jest. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-26.
  • Apex Unit Testing on Salesforce
    3 projects | dev.to | 26 Feb 2021
    For those who are familiar with testing in Javascript but not in APEX or vice-versa, here are some key things to note. The Apex language comes with system methods for writing apex unit tests classes. For JavaScript, there are a number of different testing frameworks but Salesforce recommends using Jest for Lightning Web Components and LWC OSS because of its popularity, ease-of-use, and open-source framework. Jest for Lightning Web Components is available at the sfdx-lwc-jest Github repo. The following table draws some comparisons between the frameworks.
  • Javascript Unit Testing
    3 projects | dev.to | 16 Feb 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing vscode-jest and sfdx-lwc-jest you can also consider the following projects:

vscode-restclient - REST Client Extension for Visual Studio Code

apex-recipes - A library of concise, meaningful examples of Apex code for common use cases following best practices.

vscode-gitlens - Supercharge Git inside VS Code and unlock untapped knowledge within each repository — Visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and CodeLens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via rich visualizations and powerful comparison commands, and so much more

vscode-lsp-translations - An extension for VSCode which provides autocompletion for the translations within your project. Uses https://github.com/rbozan/lsp-translations under the hood.

vscode-quick-diff - VSCode extension for quick keyboard-friendly access to the list of edited files in the repository.

ecars - Sample application for Lightning Web Components and Salesforce Platform runtime and compute capabilities. Part of the sample gallery. Electric car manufacturer use case. Get inspired and learn best practices.

typescript-npm-package-template - Boilerplate to kickstart creating an npm package using TypeScript

sfdc-ui-lookup-lwc - Salesforce Lookup Component built with Lightning Web Components.

lwc-virtual-scroll-sample - Virtual Scroll in Lightning Web Component

codetour - VS Code extension that allows you to record and play back guided tours of codebases, directly within the editor.