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

JDave

http://jdave.org/

Jnario

http://jnario.org/
Programming language

Java

Java

Category

Acceptance Testing

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.

Jnario is a test framework for Java focusing on the design and documentation aspects of testing

Jnario is based on Xtend and consists of two domain-specific languages, one for writing readable acceptance tests, the other for succinct unit tests. Together they are well suited for behavior-driven development of Java programs.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

Yes

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

Yes

Front-end behaviour can be tested with JDave

Yes

You can write scenarios to test various front-end behaviours using 'Given', 'When', 'Then' steps to describe simple scenarios
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

JDave can test server-side behaviour

Yes

You can write unit tests to test server side behaviours and components using Jnario specs
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

Yes

It contains the Setup & Teardown functions similar to JUnit but less verbose
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

Yes

The Setup & Teardown functions can be used as group fixtures.
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

Eclipse Public License v1.0

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

Yes

You can implement mocking through the use of a third partylibrary like Mockito
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

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

Yes

Jnario Suites allows you to group multiple specifications into suites and execute them together, you do this using the suite wizard
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework