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

Peridot

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

Specter

http://specter.sourceforge.net/
Programming language

PHP

.NET

Category

Unit Testing

Acceptance 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

Specter is a behaviour-driven development framework for .NET and Mono

Specter enables behavior driven development (BDD) by allowing developers to write executable specifications for their objects, before actually implementing them, this is similar to test driven development however the different nomenclature makes it different from writing 'tests' for code that does not exist yet
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

Developers can create specfications of the expected front-end behaviours and test them
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

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

Yes

Yes developers can create specfications of the expected back-end behaviours and test these.
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

BSD 3-Clause 'New' or 'Revised' 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

N/A

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.

Yes

You can create your own test suites with specter
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework