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Robot Framework vs DOH comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Robot Framework and DOH?

Robot Framework

Programming language




Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Robot is a Python framework used for acceptance/functional testing

Robot is an automated test framework which has a simple plain text syntax and can be extended easily with Python or Java libraries. It can run on the .net-based IronPython and on Jython which is Java based.

D.O.H means Dojo Objective Harness, it's a test framework for the DOJO web apps which tests and runs on the browser and on cloud test execution services like Browserstack

Dojo is a Typescript framework build for modern web application, and D.O.H is a basically unit test library to test JavaScript functions and custom widgets
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.



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


Robot has a rich library and can also be easily integrated with Selenium for browser automation to test front-end components


DOH is both flexible and extendable and runs in many environments including many browsers to test various front-end functionalities and components
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code


Robot can be used for back-end tests as well


Pieces of back-end code can be tested with DOH as it performs Unit tests. It is flexible enough to test server-side behaviour and functionality
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

There is no inbuilt way to work with fixtures in Robot however it can integrate with unittest and use fixtures that way

It has various fixture methods like setUp(), tearDown() and Performance test fixtures which are just like a regular test fixtures, but with extra options. Specifically, it uses 'testType' to mark it as a "perf" test, which instructs the D.O.H. runner to treat the tests as performance and use the calibrate and execute test runner
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.

By integrating with unittest


It supports group fixtures
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.


Robot has a library called the Robot Framework Faker library. It contains 147 keywords used for generating random test data


Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Apache License 2.0

FreeBSD License

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)


Robot can access Python's mock library for mocking


Allows organizing tests in groups


One can create a test suite with Robot


There is a function that allows you to group tests, the 'doh.register(...)' function. It's most commonly used for registering Unit Tests
Other useful information about the testing framework