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

Sleipnir

https://github.com/railsware/Sleipnir

XCTest

https://developer.apple.com/documentation/xctest
Programming language

Swift

Swift

Category

Unit Testing, Acceptance Testing

Unit Testing, Performance 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

XCTest is the default testing framework for unit tests, performance tests, and some level of UI tests for iOS apps.

XCTest framework is a testing framework that enables developers write basic unit tests, performance tests, and some level of UI tests for iOS apps.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

N/A

Yes

Yes, it is an xUnit style framework
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

Developers can test individual front-end components with XCTest
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

Yes

Yes, developers can test individual back-end components with XCTest
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

Yes

XCTest contains setup() and teardown() fixture methods for setting up and destroying test environments
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

Yes

Group fixtures are available in XCTest
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

Apache License 2.0

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

You can create protocol mocks and class mocks with libraries such as MockFive or Cuckoo
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

You can declare example groups with Slepnir

Yes

Developers can define test suites from the XCTestSuite class
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework