Ginkgo vs microtest comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Ginkgo and microtest?

Ginkgo

http://onsi.github.io/ginkgo/

microtest

https://github.com/rubyworks/microtest
Programming language

Go

Ruby

Category

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

General info

BDD testing framework for Go

Ginkgo is a BDD testing framework for Go that has a great matcher library to go with it called Gomega and intergrates with the standard testing library

Minimal testing framework, compatible with Test::Unit/MiniTest

xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

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

Yes

Yes, by creating unit tests then testing individual front-end components

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

Yes

Yes by creating unit tests then testing various back-end components

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

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

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.

Yes

They are available by running the command: 'ginko bootstrap'

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT License

FreeBSD 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

Dvelopers can generate mocks by using the third party package 'gomock'

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Ginkgo allows you to group tests in 'Describe' and 'Context' container blocks. It also provides 'It' and 'Specify' blocks to hold your assertions

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework