JDave vs Doctest comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between JDave and Doctest?

JDave

http://jdave.org/

Doctest

https://docs.Python.org/2/library/doctest.html
Programming language

Java

Python

Category

Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing

General info

JDave is a BDD framework for Java

JDave is inspired by RSpec and integrates JMock 2 as mocking framework and Hamcrest as matching library. It uses JUnit adapter to launch JDave specifications. This way it is possible to have IDE, build tool and coverage tool support from day one.

Doctest is an inbuilt test framework for Python

Doctest is a test framework that comes prepackaged with Python. It is a simple library with a functionality that makes it possible to search for pieces of text that look like interactive Python sessions and executes these sessions to see if they work exactly as shown.
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 behaviour can be tested with JDave

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

Yes

JDave can test server-side behaviour

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

Lacks fixture management which can make writing tests harder
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

Lacks fixture management
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

Apache License 2.0

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 integrates JMock 2 as mocking framework

A good external library for using Mocks with Doctest is minimocks
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Specifications can be grouped by tagging them with @Group annotation.

Yes

One can group tests
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework