Kiwi vs Tyrtle comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Kiwi and Tyrtle?

Kiwi

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

Tyrtle

https://github.com/spadgos/tyrtle
Programming language

Swift

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing

Unit 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.

Tyrtle is a Javascript unit testing framework that emphasises simplicity, cleanliness and expressiveness.

Tyrtle runs either in the browser or on NodeJS. In a CommonJS environment (eg: Node, or the browser running RequireJS), nothing is added to the global space, and with plain Javascript in the browser, only one variable is added to the window object. This keeps it clean and ensures that it won't interfere with your codebase.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

Kiwi is an xUnit style framework

N/A

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

Yes

You can test front-end components with kiwi

Yes

Front-end pieces of code can be tested, you can test various components and functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test back-end components with kiwi

Yes

Back-end components and functions can be tested using tyrtle
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

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

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

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.

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

GNU GPL

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 Myrtle, a sister project of Tyrtle which provides various Mocking features such as: -Mocking (spying and stubbing functions); -Mock function generation; -Timer manipulation-Speed profiling
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

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework