Cuppa vs Needle comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Cuppa and Needle?

Cuppa

http://cuppa.forgerock.org/

Needle

http://needle.spree.de/
Programming language

Java

Java

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Cuppa is a testing framework for Java 8+

Cuppa is a testing framework for Java 8+ that is descriptive that is; it uses strings,not identifiers , to clearly describe the behaviour you are testing it also allows you to Group tests together by creating a structure in your test files to reduce repetition and improve readability and also you Define tests at runtime

Needle is a lightweight framework for testing Java EE components outside of the container in isolation

Needle reduces the test setup code by analysing dependencies and has automatic injection of mock objects by default. Therefore It will maximize the speed of development as well as the execution of unit tests
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 your front-end code as individual components of code

Yes

You can test front-end components and functionality by testing individual front-end classes and functions
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test server-side components and functionality with Cuppa.

Yes

You can test back-end components and functionality.one of needles features is database testing via a JPA (Java Persistence API) like hibernate
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Fixtures are available via the Setup and Teardown functions

Yes

It has setUp() and tearDown() functions which are mostly used to execute database operations
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 groups of tests can share these fixture methods

Yes

The setUp() and tearDown functions can be used to define an environment for a group of tests
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

Apache License 2.0

GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1

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

One of needle's features is automatic injection of mock objects, it supports EasyMock and Mockito out of the box
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

This is a feature of cuppa, it allows you to group your tests together

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework