Peridot vs NaturalSpec comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Peridot and NaturalSpec?

Peridot

http://peridot-php.github.io/

NaturalSpec

https://www.nuget.org/packages/NaturalSpec/
Programming language

PHP

.NET

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Peridot is a lightweight, extensible testing framework for PHP

It features an event-driven architecture that allows testers to easily customize the framework via plugins and reporters, and uses the 'describe-it', syntax making the testing language clear and readable

NaturalSpec is a .NET Unit testing framework

NaturalSpec is a .NET UnitTest framework which provides automatically testable specs in natural language. NaturalSpec is based on NUnit and completely written in F# - you don't have to learn F# to use it.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

No

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

Yes

Front-end components can be tested with Peridot

Yes

You can test front-end components with NaturalSpecit. It is a Unit testing framework therefore you can test front-end modules and classes independently
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Back-end componets and behaviours can be tested as small units

Yes

You can test back-end components with NaturalSpec. It is a Unit testing framework therefore you can test back-end modules and classes independently
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Peridot has several methods that allow one to create and define fixtures

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

There are methods to create group fixtures in Peridot

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)

Peridot does not include mocking out of the box but there are some great tools like 'Mockery' and 'Prophecy' which Peridot intergrates very well with

Yes

Mocks are available through third party libraries like Moq
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

By use of describe and context blocks and it has a Runner which is responsible for running a given Suite.

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework