Kiwi vs Cucumber-JVM comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Kiwi and Cucumber-JVM?

Kiwi

https://github.com/kiwi-bdd/Kiwi

Cucumber-JVM

https://github.com/cucumber/cucumber-jvm
Programming language

Swift

Java

Category

Unit Testing

Acceptance Testing

General info

Kiwi is a Behavior Driven Development library for iOS development

The goal behind Kiwi is to provide a BDD library that is simple to setup and use, and create tests that are more readable than what is possible with the bundled test framework.

Cucumber-JVM is a pure Java implementation of Cucumber

The specifications are written in plain texts, which allows them to be easily understandable by all stakeholders.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

Kiwi is an xUnit style framework

No

Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

You can test front-end components with kiwi

Yes

You can test the front-end part like the GUI using cucumber with serenity, they integrate well to test your front-end.
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test back-end components with kiwi

Yes

You can test back-end components such as API's using rest&soap clients, and databases
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Using the cucumber extension aruba you can create fixures in two steps: 1.Create a fixtures-directory; 2.Create fixture files in this directory
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

kiwi has a beforeEach(aBlock) which is run before every 'it' block in all enclosed contexts. Code that sets up the particular context should go here and afterEach(aBlock) which is run after every it block in all enclosed contexts

Yes

You can group your fixtures inside your fixtures directories
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.

Yes

through the beforeAll(aBlock) and afterAll(aBlock) functions.

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Proprietary, Open source

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

Kiwi has inbuilt support for stubs and mocks,including null mocks, class mocks, protocol mocks

Yes

By using all of RSpec’s supported mocking frameworks (RSpec, Mocha, RR, Flexmock)
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Kiwi uses the block syntax in iOS to define groups of assertions and share setup state between collections of tests

No

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework