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

mocha-parallel-tests

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

Goconvey

https://github.com/smartystreets/goconvey
Programming language

JavaScript

Go

Category

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

Regression 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

BDD style testing framework for Go

Goconvey is a two pronged testing tool consisting of a test runner that watches your code for changes, runs 'go test' and renders your results in a web browser and the second a library that allows you to write BDD-style tests with standard 'go test' functions
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

N/A

No

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

Yes, Goconvey can perform front-end tests
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

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

Yes

Yes one can perform end-to-end HTTP tests with goconvey to see how an application works against remote servers
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, Goconvey uses scopes to define fixtures and a reset function for teardown
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

Yes

One can define group fixtures using scopes
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

The web UI has a button to open the built in generator
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT License

Goconvey 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

Yes

Using the mock package or mockery library to autogenerate mock code
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

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

Yes

Similar to a table driven approach an entire suite can be contained in a single function
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework