Testify vs Spinach comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Testify and Spinach?

Testify

https://github.com/stretchr/testify

Spinach

https://github.com/codegram/spinach
Programming language

Go

Ruby

Category

Unit Testing

Acceptance Testing

General info

A set of golang packages that has many tools for testing Go code

Testify is a Go testing framework that has some great features like easier assertions, Test suite Interfaces, and Mocks

Spinach is a BDD framework on top of Gherkin

Spinach is a high-level BDD framework that leverages the Gherkin language to help define executable specifications of your application or library's acceptance criteria.
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

Yes, since it is also easily hooked to 'testing' package it is used to test front-end components

N/A

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

Yes

Yes it can also be used to test back-end components and functionality

Yes

You can test any server-side behaviour with Spinach
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

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.

N/A

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

Yes

Spinach has inbuilt generator methods
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

Its 'mock' package has a mechanism for easily writing mock objects that are used in place of real objects

Yes

Spinach can access the rspec-mocks methods
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Using the 'suite' package developers can build a test suite as a struct build teardown and setup methods as well as testing methods on the struct then run them with 'go test'

Yes

Spinach Integrates with your RSpec test suite which allows declaring example groups and contexts.
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework