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

SOAtest

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

LightBDD

https://github.com/LightBDD/LightBDD
Programming language

JavaScript

.NET

Category

Functional Testing, Intergration Testing

Acceptance 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.

LightBDD is a BDD test framework that allows you to create easy to read and maintainable tests

LightBDD is a BDD test framework offering ability to write tests that are easy to read, easy to track during execution and are summarized in user friendly reports. It also allows developers to use all of the standard development tools to maintain them
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

No

No, but it is Integrated with xUnit frameworkslike NUnit, xUnit, MsTest.TestFramework and Fixie.
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

You can test front-end behaviour using lightBDD
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

No

Yes

You can test back-end behaviour/functionality using lightBDD
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

Yes

Fixtures are available through the FeatureFixture class.
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

Group fixtures are available in lightBDD through the FeatureFixture class
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

Proprietary 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

Mocking is available through the use of third party libraries like moq
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

No

Yes

You can group tests into suites
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework