Atoum vs Ginkgo comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Atoum and Ginkgo?

Atoum

http://atoum.org/

Ginkgo

http://onsi.github.io/ginkgo/
Programming language

PHP

Go

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

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

BDD testing framework for Go

Ginkgo is a BDD testing framework for Go that has a great matcher library to go with it called Gomega and intergrates with the standard testing library
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

No

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

Yes, by creating unit tests then testing individual front-end components
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

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

Yes

Yes by creating unit tests then testing various back-end components
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

Yes

They are available by running the command: 'ginko bootstrap'
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Atoum License

MIT 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

Yes

Dvelopers can generate mocks by using the third party package 'gomock'
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

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

Yes

Ginkgo allows you to group tests in 'Describe' and 'Context' container blocks. It also provides 'It' and 'Specify' blocks to hold your assertions
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework