Cucumber-JVM vs Goblin comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Cucumber-JVM and Goblin?

Cucumber-JVM

https://github.com/cucumber/cucumber-jvm

Goblin

https://github.com/franela/goblin
Programming language

Java

Go

Category

Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

General info

Cucumber-JVM is a pure Java implementation of Cucumber

The specifications are written in plain texts, which allows them to be easily understandable by all stakeholders.

Goblin is a simple Mocha like BDD testing framework for Go

Goblin was inspired by the simplicity and flexibility of NodeBDD and offers many features like the ability to define as many Describe and It blocks as you want, colorful reports and beautiful syntax, running tests with the go test command as usual and more
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

You can test the front-end part like the GUI using cucumber with serenity, they integrate well to test your front-end.

Yes

Yes, since it is a BDD driven framework, various front-end functionalities can be tested
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test back-end components such as API's using rest&soap clients, and databases

Yes

Yes back-end behaviour can be tested that is interactions with servers/databases
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Using the cucumber extension aruba you can create fixures in two steps: 1.Create a fixtures-directory; 2.Create fixture files in this directory

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

You can group your fixtures inside your fixtures directories

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

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT 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 using all of RSpec’s supported mocking frameworks (RSpec, Mocha, RR, Flexmock)

N/A

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

No

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework