QUnit vs TwistedTrial comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between QUnit and TwistedTrial?

QUnit

https://qunitjs.com/

TwistedTrial

https://twistedmatrix.com/trac/wiki/TwistedTrial
Programming language

JavaScript

Python

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing, unittest Extensions

General info

QUnit is a JS Unit testing framework.

QUnit is especially useful for regression testing of jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile projects

Trial is a unit testing framework for Python built by Twisted Matrix labs

Trial is composed of two parts: First is a command-line test runner, which can be run on plain Python unit tests and can do automated unit-test discovery across files, modules, or even arbitrarily nested packages. Second is a test library, derived from Python's 'unittest.TestCase'
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

Yes, it is a xUnit style framework

No

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

Yes

QUnit is commonly used by jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile It can test front-end components and functionality

Yes

Front-end components can be tested for example adding a web front-end using simple twisted.web.resource.Resource objects
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Qunit can test any JavaScript code(including itself), this includes server-side components and functionality. Supports NodeJs

Yes

Server-side behaviour can be tested with Trial, it has various functions for this in the twisted.web.Resource package
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

By using the qunit-fixture element which is a container for some HTML that your tests can assert against.

Yes

Trial supports various fixture methods such as 'setUp()' and 'tearDown' functions fixture for normal semantics of setup, and 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

You can group fixtures together with QUnit

Yes

Methods like 'setUp()' allow for creation of group fixtures
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.

Through use of third party libraries like test-generator.
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)

You can use third party libraries like jQuery's Mockjax plugin

Yes

Trial can access the mock library inbuilt in python for mocking purposes
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

You can use the QUnit.module() function to group tests together

Yes

Trial allows tests to be grouped into test packages
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework