Jasmine vs Cedar comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Jasmine and Cedar?

Jasmine

https://github.com/jasmine/jasmine

Cedar

https://github.com/cedarbdd/cedar
Programming language

JavaScript

Swift

Category

Unit Testing, End-to-End Testing

Unit Testing

General info

JS Unit test framework, BDD based for Node.JS applications used with Angular.JS web applications and also paired with 'Karma' task runner

It's a BDD (Behavior Driven Development) test framework for JavaScript especially designed for manual QAs to understand the automation tests. It does not depend on the any JavaScript framework or browser. So it's very well suited for Node.js projects and websites

Cedar is a BDD-style testing for swift using Objective-C

Cedar is a BDD-style Objective-C/Swift testing framework that has an expressive matcher DSL and convenient test doubles (mocks). It provides better organizational facilities than the tools provided by XCTest/OCUnit In environments where C++ is available, it provides powerful built-in matchers, test doubles and fakes
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

Yes

Cedar is an xUnit style framework
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

Jasmine works well in and with browsers to test client-side components and functionality

Yes

You can test front-end components and behaviour with Cedar, its language is biased towards describing the behavior of your objects.
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Jasmine works with NodeJs to test its back-end components and behaviour

Yes

You can test back-end components with a bias towards their expected behaviour. Cedar specs also allow you to nest contexts so that it is easier to understand how your object behaves in different scenarios
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

By using 'jasmine-fixture' which can help write specs that interact with the DOM making it easier to injectHTML fixtures

Yes

Cedar has beforeEach and afterEach class methods which Cedar will look for on every class it loads. You can add these onto any class you compile into your specs and Cedar will run them
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

N/A

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)

By using a a plugin called jasmine-ajax that allows ajax calls to be mocked out in tests

Yes

Cedar contains inbuilt mock/test double functionality
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Using the describe function which is for grouping related tests, typically each test file has one at the top level.

Yes

Cedar supports shared example groups. You can declare them in one of two ways: either inline with your spec declarations, or separately.
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework