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

Doctest

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

Lens

https://github.com/spencer-mortensen/lens
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.

Lens is a unit-testing framework for PHP

Lens is a unit-testing framework for PHP that needs no assertions
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

N/A

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

Yes

It can test front end components
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

It can test back-end behaviour
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

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.

No

Lacks fixture management

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

N/A

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

N/A

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

One can group tests

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework