DbUnit vs Espec comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between DbUnit and Espec?

DbUnit

http://dbunit.sourceforge.net/

Espec

https://github.com/antonmi/espec
Programming language

Java

Elixir

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Dbunit is a Junit extension for unit testing database driven programs

DbUnit has the ability to export and import your database data to and from XML datasets. Since version 2.0, DbUnit can also work with very large datasets when used in streaming mode and can also help you to verify that your database data match an expected set of values

BDD driven testing framework for Elixir

It is a testing framework written from scratch which is inspired by RSpec and the main idea is to close to its perfect DSL (Domain Specific Language)
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

It is a JUnit extension which is one of the most widely known members of the xUnit family

No

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

No

Yes

Front-end components can be tested; there is also espec_phoenix for the Phoenix web framework
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Yes its used to test database functionality

Yes

databases and server behaviour can be tested using Espec
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

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.

N/A

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

GNU 2.1 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)

No

Yes

It has a Built-in mocking functionality on top of Erlang 'meck' library
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

No

Yes

By use of context blocksand tags functions
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework