SOAtest vs Atoum comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between SOAtest and Atoum?

SOAtest

https://www.parasoft.com/products/soatest

Atoum

http://atoum.org/
Programming language

JavaScript

PHP

Category

Functional Testing, Intergration Testing

Unit Testing

General info

It's a web based service platform. Script-less REST and SOAP API testing, UI testing, load/performance, and security testing that’s easy to use.

Parasoft SOAtest brings artificial intelligence and machine learning to functional testing, to help users test applications with multiple interfaces (UI, REST & SOAP APIs, web services, microservices, and more), simplifying automated end-to-end testing (databases, MQ, JMS, EDI, or even things like Kafka). Unlike any other API testing tool, Parasoft SOAtest mitigates the cost of re-work by proactively adjusting your library of tests as services change.

Atoum is a unit testing framework specific to the PHP language

Atoum is similar to SimpleTest and is designed to be implemented rapidly, simplify test development and allow for writing reliable, readable, and clear unit tests
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

SOAtest is a UI and API testing framework that tests front-end functionality by capturing user interactions directly in the browser without requiring any scripting

Yes

Autom can perform unit tests on various front-end components and behaviours
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

No

Yes

Autom can perform unit tests on servers/back-end components
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

Yes

By using the 'given()' method to setup your environment
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.

No

Yes

By using the 'given()' method to setup your environments
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.

No

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

N/A

Atoum 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)

No

Yes

By use of autom mocks which are decoupled and easier to maintain
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

No

Yes

By use of an extension for autom called blackfire which allows you to write blackfire test suites.
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework