Gocheck vs Tape comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Gocheck and Tape?

Gocheck

https://github.com/go-check/check

Tape

https://github.com/substack/tape
Programming language

Go

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

General info

Rich testing framework for Go

Gocheck is a richer testing framework for Golang libraries and applications that includes checkers and assertions among many other features, it also works as an extension to the testing package and 'go test'

tap-producing test harness for node and browsers.

Tape API is a small superset of the node core assert module
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

Yes

It does support xUnit output
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

Yes, supports end-to-end testing so various front-end components can be tested

Yes

You can write tests for any part of your front-end code to test any component or functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Yes end-to-end testing means that various back-end components and behaviour can be tested

Yes

With tape you can test any back-end component, behaviour and functionality after all it supports TAP (Test Anything Protocol)
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Fixtures are available with Gocheck either per suite and/or per setup and teardown

No

Tape contains only the essential features for making assertions on your code but there is a package called redtape that extends tape to give you beforeEach and afterEach functionality
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

Group fixtures are available as a suite

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

No

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Simplified BSD 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

Through third party libraries like gomock

No

Tape is a minimalistic framework that provides only essential features to make your assertions about your code
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

When testing, developers can create suites of tests

No

Tape contains only the essential features for making assertions on your code
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework