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

Espec

https://github.com/antonmi/espec

Hound

https://github.com/HashNuke/hound
Programming language

Elixir

Elixir

Category

Unit Testing

Browser Automation, Intergration Testing

General info

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)

Elixir library for browser automation and writing intergration tests

It is a front-end testing library that has support for: Selenium (Firefox, Chrome), ChromeDriver and PhantomJs. Also supports JavaScript applications and retries tests a few times before reporting errors
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

Front-end components can be tested; there is also espec_phoenix for the Phoenix web framework

Yes

Allows for browser Automation and writing of end-to-end tests for web apps, supports Selenium WebDriver, ChromeDriver, and PhantomJS - GhostDriver
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

databases and server behaviour can be tested using Espec

N/A

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

Yes

Not inbuilt but by use of a third party library like ExopData
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT 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)

Yes

It has a Built-in mocking functionality on top of Erlang 'meck' library

Yes

Yes, through the use of a third party library like Mockery
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

By use of context blocksand tags functions

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework