mocha-parallel-tests vs Fixie comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between mocha-parallel-tests and Fixie?

mocha-parallel-tests

https://www.npmjs.com/package/mocha-parallel-tests

Fixie

http://fixie.github.io/
Programming language

JavaScript

.NET

Category

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing, End-to-End Testing

Unit Testing

General info

mocha-parallel-tests is a test runner for tests written with mocha testing framework.

mocha-parallel-tests allows you to run your tests in parallel and executes each of your test files in a separate process while still maintaining the output of mocha

Fixie is a .NET test framework similar to NUnit and xUnit

Fixie allows test methods to be created and executed like other test frameworks, but takes a takes a conventions-based approach, which is a benefit as we do not need to use attributes to mark classes and methods as tests
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

N/A

Yes

fixie is an xUnit type testing framework
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

Mocha-parallel-tests Runs in the browser and is used widely to test front-end components and functionality. It can test various DOM elements, front-end functions and so on.

Yes

You can unit test front-end components of youra pplications with fixie
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Mocha-parallel-tests provides convenient ways of testing the Node server.

Yes

You can unit test back-end components of your applications with fixie
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Mocha, which is the the framework which mocha-parallel-tests runs provides the hooks before(), after(), beforeEach(), and afterEach() to set up preconditions and clean up after your tests

Yes

Yes, fixie has fixture methods for setting up tests and at the end of tests to destroy them
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

Group fixtures are available

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

N/A

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)

Provides Mocking capabilities through third party Libraries like sinon.js, simple-mock and nock

N/A

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Grouping is supported and is accomplished by the using a nested 'describe()'

Yes

You can group tests into suites
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework