Atoum vs Buster.JS comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Atoum and Buster.JS?

Atoum

http://atoum.org/

Buster.JS

https://busterjs.readthedocs.io
Programming language

PHP

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing, Browser Automation

General info

Atoum is a unit testing framework specific to the PHP language

Atoum is similar to SimpleTest and is designed to be implemented rapidly, simplify test development and allow for writing reliable, readable, and clear unit tests

Buster.JS is a JavaScript test framework for node and browsers.

Buster.JS is a new JavaScript testing framework. It does browser testing by automating test runs in actual browsers (think JsTestDriver), as well as Node.js testing. It has a bunch of great features.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

Yes

Buster.Js is a xUnit style Test Framework
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

Autom can perform unit tests on various front-end components and behaviours

Yes

It does browser testing with browser automation, QUnit style static HTML page testing, testing in headless browsers and more front-end components and functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Autom can perform unit tests on servers/back-end components

Yes

It is a Node.js testing toolkit as well which means it can test back-end behaviour and functionality as well as run in a server environment
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

By using the 'given()' method to setup your environment

N/A

Group fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data for a group of tests (group-fixtures). This ensures specific environment for a given group of tests.

Yes

By using the 'given()' method to setup your environments

N/A

Generators
Supports data generators for tests. Data generators generate input data for test. The test is then run for each input data produced in this way.

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Atoum License

BSD License

Mocks
Mocks are objects that simulate the behavior of real objects. Using mocks allows testing some part of the code in isolation (with other parts mocked when needed)

Yes

By use of autom mocks which are decoupled and easier to maintain

Buster.JS ships with Sinon.JS. every test in a test case has a sandbox associated with it, making it easy to mock and stub
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

By use of an extension for autom called blackfire which allows you to write blackfire test suites.

Other
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