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

Enhance PHP

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

Vows

http://vowsjs.org/
Programming language

PHP

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing

Functional Testing, Asynchronous Testing

General info

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

Vows is a testing framework for NodeJS applications.

Vows supports Asynchronous BDD & continuous testing for two reasons first, reason is that node.js is asynchronous, and therefore our tests need to be, second,is to make test suites which target I/O libraries run much faster.
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

No

Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

N/A

Yes

Since it specifically tests Nodejs it tests back-end components and other server-side behaviours and functions
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

One is able to write fixtures in Enhance PHP

No

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

One is able to write group fixtures in Enhance PHP

No

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

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Apache License 2.0

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)

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

You can group tests into suites with Enhance PHP

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework