StoryPlayer vs HavaRunner comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between StoryPlayer and HavaRunner?

StoryPlayer

http://datasift.github.io/storyplayer/

HavaRunner

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

PHP

Java

Category

Unit testing, Functional Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Storyplayer is a full-stack testing framework

Storyplayer follows a TDD testing approach and makes it possible to write end-to-end tests for an entire platform. It has support for creating and destroying test environments on demand

HavaRuner is a Java test framework with built-in concurrency support, suites and scenarios

HavaRunner is a Java test framework that has built in support for concurrency and enables you to create suites. You can run the same test against multiple scenarios and speeds up development cycles with faster tests.HavaRunner is a JUnit runner, which means that it is built on top of JUnit it's fairly straightforward to adopt it in a codebase that already has JUnit 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

By running a 'user story' which is a simple statement that describes one action, and who can perform that action then record of the conversations about this action, this is how you would test front-end functionality and components

Yes

You can test front-end functionality and components with havarunner
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

By writing a 'service story' which is a 'userstory' except it describes the behaviour of your back-end systems

Yes

HavaRunner is able to test server side functions and components
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

Storyplayer has fixtures that can create and destroy test environments on demand

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.

Yes

It supports group fixtures

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.

Yes

foreach(hostWithRole()) is a generator allows you to easily perform actions against all hosts in your test environment without having to hard-code the host IDs or hostnames into your story.

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

New BSD License

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)

By using a library like mockery which intergrates well with storyplayer

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Storyplayer’s job is to execute a suite of functional tests

Yes

You can group your tests by annotating them as @PartOf a suite
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework