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

SOAtest

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

Espec

https://github.com/antonmi/espec
Programming language

JavaScript

Elixir

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.

BDD driven testing framework for Elixir

It is a testing framework written from scratch which is inspired by RSpec and the main idea is to close to its perfect DSL (Domain Specific Language)
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

Front-end components can be tested; there is also espec_phoenix for the Phoenix web framework
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

No

Yes

databases and server behaviour can be tested using Espec
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

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.

No

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.

No

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

N/A

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)

No

Yes

It has a Built-in mocking functionality on top of Erlang 'meck' library
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

No

Yes

By use of context blocksand tags functions
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework