Spinach vs Atata comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Spinach and Atata?

Spinach

https://github.com/codegram/spinach

Atata

https://atata.io/
Programming language

Ruby

.NET

Category

Acceptance Testing

General info

Spinach is a BDD framework on top of Gherkin

Spinach is a high-level BDD framework that leverages the Gherkin language to help define executable specifications of your application or library's acceptance criteria.

Atata is a C# / .NET test automation framework for web

Atata is an open source test framework that uses fluent object pattern. It consists of the following concepts: components (controls and page objects), attributes of the control search, settings attributes, triggers, verification attributes and methods
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

Yes

You can use Atata with xUnit frameworks
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

N/A

Yes

Atata is based on selenium and is used for browser automation. You can test various front-end functionalities and behaviours
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test any server-side behaviour with Spinach

No

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

No

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

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.

Yes

Spinach has inbuilt generator methods

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

Spinach can access the rspec-mocks methods

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Spinach Integrates with your RSpec test suite which allows declaring example groups and contexts.

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework