Crosscheck vs PHPSpec comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Crosscheck and PHPSpec?

Crosscheck

https://github.com/cross-check/cross-check

PHPSpec

https://www.phpspec.net/en/stable/
Programming language

JavaScript

PHP

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Crosscheck is a JavaScript unit-testing framework capable of emulating multiple browser environments

Crosscheck is an open source testing framework for verifying your in-browser JavaScript. It helps you ensure that your code will run in many different browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox, but without needing installations of those browsers. The only thing you need is a Java Virtual Machine.

PhpSpec is a testing tool based on the concept of emergent design using specification

PhpSpec is a tool to use at the spec level or SpecBDD, a type of BDD; It's process generates code for you and guides you through the SpecBDD process through the command line
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

N/A

No

Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

No

Yes

By testing your PHP classes that run your front-end
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Crosscheck is used to verify in-browser JavaScript and is a headless test framework, it tests back-end components and functionality

Yes

You can use PHPSpec to test your PHP classes that run your back-end
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

Yes

You can define fixtures
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

You can define group fixtures
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

There are methods that act as generators
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

N/A

Free

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)

N/A

Yes

It has built in support for Mocks
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

N/A

In PHPspec, you can group specification files by a certain namespace in a suite
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework