teenytest vs Peridot comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between teenytest and Peridot?

teenytest

https://github.com/testdouble/teenytest

Peridot

http://peridot-php.github.io/
Programming language

JavaScript

PHP

Category

Unit Testing

General info

Teenytest is a simple, zero-config test runner for NodeJS

Teenytest's CLI will run tests with zero public-API and zero configuration

Peridot is a lightweight, extensible testing framework for PHP

It features an event-driven architecture that allows testers to easily customize the framework via plugins and reporters, and uses the 'describe-it', syntax making the testing language clear and readable
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

It supports xUnit output

No

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

No

Yes

Front-end components can be tested with Peridot
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Teenytest tests database connections and other server-side components and behaviour

Yes

Back-end componets and behaviours can be tested as small units
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

It provides fixtures with the methods beforeAll(),afterEach() and afterAll()beforeAll() creates the browser and gives you a newPage() globalafterEach() will close any pages you created with newPage()afterAll() closes the browser

Yes

Peridot has several methods that allow one to create and define fixtures
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

Teeny test supports grouping of fixtures

Yes

There are methods to create group fixtures in Peridot
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.

N/A

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

MIT 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)

N/A

Peridot does not include mocking out of the box but there are some great tools like 'Mockery' and 'Prophecy' which Peridot intergrates very well with
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Grouping is supported through nested tests in which any object can contain any combination of hooks, test functions, and additional sub-test objects.

Yes

By use of describe and context blocks and it has a Runner which is responsible for running a given Suite.
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework