Kahlan vs Hound comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Kahlan and Hound?

Kahlan

https://github.com/kahlan/kahlan

Hound

https://github.com/HashNuke/hound
Programming language

PHP

Elixir

Category

Unit Testing

Browser Automation, Intergration Testing

General info

Kahlan is a full-featured BDD testing framework

It is a full-featured BDD testing framework that embraces the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) design principle. Kahlan makes it possible to write unit tests using the 'describe-it' syntax and requires at least PHP 5.5

Elixir library for browser automation and writing intergration tests

It is a front-end testing library that has support for: Selenium (Firefox, Chrome), ChromeDriver and PhantomJs. Also supports JavaScript applications and retries tests a few times before reporting errors
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

Kahlan allows you to test front-end components and behaviour easily

Yes

Allows for browser Automation and writing of end-to-end tests for web apps, supports Selenium WebDriver, ChromeDriver, and PhantomJS - GhostDriver
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test individual back-end components using Kahlan

N/A

Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Fixtures can be defined by use of 'setUp()'method and cleaned using the 'tearDown()'method

N/A

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.

Yes

You can write group fixtures

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

Yes

Not inbuilt but by use of a third party library like ExopData
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)

Yes

With Kahlan's stubbing system you are able to set stubs (like mocks) directly to your class methods (dynamic mocking)

Yes

Yes, through the use of a third party library like Mockery
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Kahlan allows you to group tests syntactically using a closure syntax. It has describe and context methods for grouping

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework