JGiven vs Peridot comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between JGiven and Peridot?

JGiven

http://jgiven.org/

Peridot

http://peridot-php.github.io/
Programming language

Java

PHP

Category

Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing

General info

JGiven is a BDD tool for Java in plain java.

With JGiven Developers write scenarios in plain Java using a fluent, domain-specific API, JGiven generates reports that are readable by domain experts.

Peridot is a lightweight, extensible testing framework for PHP

It features an event-driven architecture that allows testers to easily customize the framework via plugins and reporters, and uses the 'describe-it', syntax making the testing language clear and readable
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

You can test UI functionality or behaviour by writing scenarios that cover front-end behaviour

Yes

Front-end components can be tested with Peridot
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can write 'scenarios' to test server-side behaviours

Yes

Back-end componets and behaviours can be tested as small units
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Peridot has several methods that allow one to create and define fixtures
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

There are methods to create group fixtures in Peridot
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

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

You can use third party libraries such as JMock and JMockit to mock objects and functions

Peridot does not include mocking out of the box but there are some great tools like 'Mockery' and 'Prophecy' which Peridot intergrates very well with
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

By use of describe and context blocks and it has a Runner which is responsible for running a given Suite.
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework