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

Spinach

https://github.com/codegram/spinach

Enhance PHP

http://www.enhance-php.com/
Programming language

Ruby

PHP

Category

Acceptance Testing

Unit 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.

Enhance PHP is a lightweight Open Source PHP unit testing framework

It has support for mocks and stubs and runs in the browser, or via the command line
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

N/A

Yes

It tests front-end functionality and can run in the browser
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test any server-side behaviour with Spinach

N/A

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

No

Yes

One is able to write fixtures in Enhance PHP
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

One is able to write group fixtures in Enhance PHP
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

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

Spinach can access the rspec-mocks methods

Yes

Enhance PHP has built-in support for mocks and stubs. You can set up expectations and supply predictable return values
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

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

Yes

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