Peridot vs xUnit.net comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Peridot and xUnit.net?

Peridot

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

xUnit.net

https://xunit.net/
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

xUnit.net is aUnit testing framework for C# and .NET

xUnit.net is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework. It is used to test C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. xUnit.net and works with ReSharper, CodeRush, TestDriven.NET and Xamarin. It is part of the .NET Foundation,
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

Yes

xUnit.net is part of the xUnit family of frameworks
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 various front-end components independently since it is a Unit testing framework
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 various back-end components independently since it is a Unit testing framework
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

Yes

It contains class fixtures which are setup once pertest class
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

Yes

xUnit.net contains collection fixtures which allow you to share context among many tests
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

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

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.

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework