SimpleTest vs StoryPlayer comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between SimpleTest and StoryPlayer?

SimpleTest

https://github.com/simpletest/simpletest

StoryPlayer

http://datasift.github.io/storyplayer/
Programming language

PHP

PHP

Category

Unit Testing, Web Testing

Unit testing, Functional Testing

General info

SimpleTest is a unit test and web test framework for PHP

It has JWebUnit style functionality and support for SSL, forms, frames, proxies and basic authentication

Storyplayer is a full-stack testing framework

Storyplayer follows a TDD testing approach and makes it possible to write end-to-end tests for an entire platform. It has support for creating and destroying test environments on demand
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

With SimpleTest common but fiddly PHP tasks, such as logging into a site, can be tested easily

Yes

By running a 'user story' which is a simple statement that describes one action, and who can perform that action then record of the conversations about this action, this is how you would test front-end functionality and components
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Server-side behaviour can be tested by writing simple unit tests to test functionality and behaviour of single components.

Yes

By writing a 'service story' which is a 'userstory' except it describes the behaviour of your back-end systems
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

It can import fixtures using a mixin like 'given()' method

Yes

Storyplayer has fixtures that can create and destroy test environments on demand
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

It allows grouping of fixtures

Yes

It supports 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.

Yes

Simpletest has support for generators

Yes

foreach(hostWithRole()) is a generator allows you to easily perform actions against all hosts in your test environment without having to hard-code the host IDs or hostnames into your story.
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1

New BSD 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)

Yes

It allows for one to build Mock objects.To create a mock version of a class we need to include the mock object library and run the generator. This will create a clone class which we use to create new instances(objects) in our test cases.

By using a library like mockery which intergrates well with storyplayer
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

There are several ways of grouping tests; one is to simply place multiple test cases into a single file, another is to mark any base test cases that should not be run as abstract, Simpletest gives you a couple of options

Yes

Storyplayer’s job is to execute a suite of functional tests
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