Tape vs Sinon.js comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Tape and Sinon.js?

Tape

https://github.com/substack/tape

Sinon.js

https://sinonjs.org/
Programming language

JavaScript

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

Unit Testing

General info

tap-producing test harness for node and browsers.

Tape API is a small superset of the node core assert module

Standalone test stubs and mocks for JavaScript. Works with any unit testing framework.

Sinon.js is a great library when you want to unit test your code with supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

It does support xUnit output

Yes

Compatible
Client-side
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser

Yes

You can write tests for any part of your front-end code to test any component or functionality

Yes

Sinon.js is a good library for unit testing your front-end code and has cross browser support
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

With tape you can test any back-end component, behaviour and functionality after all it supports TAP (Test Anything Protocol)

Yes

Sinon.js can run on node.js to test back-end components and server-side behaviour
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

Tape contains only the essential features for making assertions on your code but there is a package called redtape that extends tape to give you beforeEach and afterEach functionality

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

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

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT License

New BSD License; Modified BSD 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

Tape is a minimalistic framework that provides only essential features to make your assertions about your code

Yes

SinonJS is basically a library that we can use to create object mocks for unit testing
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

No

Tape contains only the essential features for making assertions on your code

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework