Sleipnir vs Hound comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Sleipnir and Hound?

Sleipnir

https://github.com/railsware/Sleipnir

Hound

https://github.com/HashNuke/hound
Programming language

Swift

Elixir

Category

Unit Testing, Acceptance Testing

Browser Automation, Intergration Testing

General info

Sleipnir is a BDD-style framework for Swift

Sleipnir is a pure Swift BDD testing framework inspired by cedar, that is not dependent on NSObject, and does not use XCTest. Sleipnir has nice command line output and support for custom test reporters and other features, like seeded random tests invocation, focused and excluded examples/groups

Elixir library for browser automation and writing intergration tests

It is a front-end testing library that has support for: Selenium (Firefox, Chrome), ChromeDriver and PhantomJs. Also supports JavaScript applications and retries tests a few times before reporting errors
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

N/A

No

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

Yes

You can test front-end behaviour by defining specifications for classes, objects and functions

Yes

Allows for browser Automation and writing of end-to-end tests for web apps, supports Selenium WebDriver, ChromeDriver, and PhantomJS - GhostDriver
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test back-end behaviour by defining specifications for classes, objects and functions in the back-end

N/A

Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Fixtures are available by using beforeEach{ } and afterEach{ } to setup the test parameters

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.

Yes

Group fixtures are available through the beforeAll{} and afterAll{} blocks to setup group fixtures

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

Yes

Not inbuilt but by use of a third party library like ExopData
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)

Yes

Yes, developers can create mock objects with sleipnir using a third party library like Cuckoo.

Yes

Yes, through the use of a third party library like Mockery
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

You can declare example groups with Slepnir

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework