Shoulda vs Tacinga comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Shoulda and Tacinga?

Shoulda

https://github.com/thoughtbot/shoulda

Tacinga

https://github.com/OwenMcDonnell/tacinga
Programming language

Ruby

Java

Category

Unit Testing

General info

Meta gem containing Shoulda Context and Shoulda Matchers

Shoulda contains two other gems: Should Context and Shoulda Matchers. Should Context allows better naming and grouping of your tests. Shoulda Matchers provides a set of "matchers", i.e. methods that allow you to write much more concise assertions.

Tacinga is an Object-Oriented Java unit testing library

xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

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

N/A

Yes

You can unit test front-end components with tacinga
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

N/A

Yes

You can test back-end components and functionality.with tacinga
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

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.

N/A

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 (for non-commercial use); Commercial License (for commercial use)

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)

N/A

You can use external libraries like mockit
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework

Shoulda Context is compatible with Minitest and Test::Unit. Shoulda Matchers is compatible with RSpec and Minitest.