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

JGiven

http://jgiven.org/

Vows

http://vowsjs.org/
Programming language

Java

JavaScript

Category

Acceptance Testing

Functional Testing, Asynchronous 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.

Vows is a testing framework for NodeJS applications.

Vows supports Asynchronous BDD & continuous testing for two reasons first, reason is that node.js is asynchronous, and therefore our tests need to be, second,is to make test suites which target I/O libraries run much faster.
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

No

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

Yes

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

Yes

Since it specifically tests Nodejs it tests back-end components and other server-side behaviours and functions
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

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

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Apache License 2.0

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

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

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework