Cedar vs MSTest comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Cedar and MSTest?

Cedar

https://github.com/cedarbdd/cedar

MSTest

https://github.com/microsoft/testfx-docs
Programming language

Swift

.NET

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Cedar is a BDD-style testing for swift using Objective-C

Cedar is a BDD-style Objective-C/Swift testing framework that has an expressive matcher DSL and convenient test doubles (mocks). It provides better organizational facilities than the tools provided by XCTest/OCUnit In environments where C++ is available, it provides powerful built-in matchers, test doubles and fakes

MSTest is a Unit testing framework for the .net framework

MSTest is fully integrated with Visual Studios and works natively without the need for any plugins. MSTest is better suited for only using Microsoft technologies rather than mixed technology environments.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

Cedar is an xUnit style framework

Yes

MsTest is an xUnit type framework
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

You can test front-end components and behaviour with Cedar, its language is biased towards describing the behavior of your objects.

Yes

MsTest can test various front-end components
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test back-end components with a bias towards their expected behaviour. Cedar specs also allow you to nest contexts so that it is easier to understand how your object behaves in different scenarios

Yes

With MSTest you can test various back-end components individually
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Cedar has beforeEach and afterEach class methods which Cedar will look for on every class it loads. You can add these onto any class you compile into your specs and Cedar will run them

Yes

MSTest contains fixture methods TestInitialize to setup your environment and TestCleanup to destroy the test environment
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.

N/A

Yes

Group fixtures are available
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

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International Public 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

Cedar contains inbuilt mock/test double functionality

Yes

You can create mock objects using the third party library moq
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Cedar supports shared example groups. You can declare them in one of two ways: either inline with your spec declarations, or separately.

Yes

Grouping of tests into suites is possible with MSTest
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework