testdouble.js vs unexpected comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between testdouble.js and unexpected?

testdouble.js

https://github.com/testdouble/testdouble.js

unexpected

http://unexpected.js.org/
Programming language

JavaScript

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

Unit Testing

General info

This library was designed to work for both Node.js and browser interpreters and it encourages the TDD (Test Driven Development)

Test doubles can be used with conjuction of other test frameworks such as Jasmine, Jest, Chai, QUnit, Mocha, Tape etc.

An extensible BDD assertion toolkit

Unexpected is an extensible BDD assertion toolkit that is compatible with all test frameworks,is Node.js ready (require('unexpected')) and supports asynchronous assertions using promises among other features. It can be used with any test runner that catches exceptions, but the developer recommends Mocha, Jest or Jasmine as they are integrated tested with every release
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

It is compatible with xUnit and supportsxUnit XML output

N/A

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

No

Yes

Unexpected can be used in a browser environment to test front-end components and functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Testdouble is primarily used to test server-side functions, behaviours and components

Yes

Unexpected is used in a Node.JS environment to test server behaviour and functionality
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

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.

N/A

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.

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)

Yes

Testdouble includes inbuilt support for mocking

N/A

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

N/A

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework