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DOH vs JUnit comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between DOH and JUnit?


Programming language




Unit Testing

Unit Testing, Regression Testing

General info

D.O.H means Dojo Objective Harness, it's a test framework for the DOJO web apps which tests and runs on the browser and on cloud test execution services like Browserstack

Dojo is a Typescript framework build for modern web application, and D.O.H is a basically unit test library to test JavaScript functions and custom widgets

JUnit is an open source Unit testing framework for java

JUnit is useful for developers to write and run repeatable tests. JUnit has been crucial in the development of test driven development and is partof the xUnit family of unit testing frameworks
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.



It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser


DOH is both flexible and extendable and runs in many environments including many browsers to test various front-end functionalities and components


You can test front-end components such as individual classes and functions that create the front-end
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code


Pieces of back-end code can be tested with DOH as it performs Unit tests. It is flexible enough to test server-side behaviour and functionality


You can test classes and functions that compose the back-end such as database connections and so on
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

It has various fixture methods like setUp(), tearDown() and Performance test fixtures which are just like a regular test fixtures, but with extra options. Specifically, it uses 'testType' to mark it as a "perf" test, which instructs the D.O.H. runner to treat the tests as performance and use the calibrate and execute test runner


JUnit contains a setUp() method, which runs before every test invocation and a tearDown() method, which runs after every test method.
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.


It supports group fixtures


You can use setUp() and tearDown() inbuilt functions as group fixtures.
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.


You can use JUnit-quickcheck to generate test data
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

FreeBSD License

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)


JUnit does not support mocking internally but you can use a mock framework like Mockito to generate mock objects.
Allows organizing tests in groups


There is a function that allows you to group tests, the 'doh.register(...)' function. It's most commonly used for registering Unit Tests


In JUnit you can create a test suite that bundles a few unit test cases and runs them together. You use both @RunWith and @Suite annotation are used to run the suite test.
Other useful information about the testing framework