NUnit vs Sinon.js comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between NUnit and Sinon.js?

NUnit

https://nunit.org/

Sinon.js

https://sinonjs.org/
Programming language

.NET

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

NUnit is an open-source unit testing framework for Microsoft .NET.

NUnit was Initially ported from JUnit. Tests can be run from a console runner, within Visual Studio through a Test Adapter or through 3rd party runners. Tests can be run in parallel and has Strong support for data driven tests. Unit supports multiple platforms including .NET Core, Xamarin Mobile, Compact Framework and Silverlight.

Standalone test stubs and mocks for JavaScript. Works with any unit testing framework.

Sinon.js is a great library when you want to unit test your code with supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

Nunit is one of many programs in the xUnit family

Yes

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

Yes

You can test front-end components with NUnit since it is a Unit testing framework the application is isolated into diverse modules which are tested independently

Yes

Sinon.js is a good library for unit testing your front-end code and has cross browser support
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test back-end components with NUnit, it is a Unit testing framework hence the application is isolated into diverse modules which are tested independently

Yes

Sinon.js can run on node.js to test back-end components and server-side behaviour
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

NUnit contains the fixture methods SetUp to initialize your test environment and TearDown method to destroy a test environment

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

Group fixtures are available in NUnit

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

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT License

New BSD License; Modified BSD 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

You can create mock objects using the third party library moq

Yes

SinonJS is basically a library that we can use to create object mocks for unit testing
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

You can group tests into suites with NUnit

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework