Doctest vs Enhance PHP comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Doctest and Enhance PHP?

Doctest

https://docs.Python.org/2/library/doctest.html

Enhance PHP

http://www.enhance-php.com/
Programming language

Python

PHP

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Doctest is an inbuilt test framework for Python

Doctest is a test framework that comes prepackaged with Python. It is a simple library with a functionality that makes it possible to search for pieces of text that look like interactive Python sessions and executes these sessions to see if they work exactly as shown.

Enhance PHP is a lightweight Open Source PHP unit testing framework

It has support for mocks and stubs and runs in the browser, or via the command line
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

It tests front-end functionality and can run in the browser
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

N/A

Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

Lacks fixture management which can make writing tests harder

Yes

One is able to write fixtures in Enhance PHP
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.

No

Lacks fixture management

Yes

One is able to write group fixtures in Enhance PHP
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

Apache License 2.0

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)

A good external library for using Mocks with Doctest is minimocks

Yes

Enhance PHP has built-in support for mocks and stubs. You can set up expectations and supply predictable return values
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

One can group tests

Yes

You can group tests into suites with Enhance PHP
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework