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TestOOB vs Mocha comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between TestOOB and Mocha?


Programming language




Unit Testing, unittest Extensions

Unit Testing, Intergration Testing, End-to-End Testing

General info

Testoob is an advanced unit testing framework for Python.

Testoob integrates with existing unittest test suites. It contains many features like: a filter which tests to run with regular expressions, output test results as XML/HTML/PDF, test skipping, color output on a terminal and more.

Mocha is a widely used JavaScript test framework for Node.js

Mocha is a simple, flexible and the one of the widely adopted JS test framework. Mocha usually runs tests serially which enables the accurate reporting. Also it's useful for asynchronous testing, and provides various king of test reports. Spec is default test reporter for mocha, there are many test reports like Nyan, Dot matrix, Tap, Landing strip, List and Progress. Mocha is being used with many other test frameworks like Selenium WebDriver,, wd and Cypress
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.



It has an XUnit reporter available which outputs an XUnit-compatible XML document, often applicable in CI servers.
Allows testing code execution on the client, such as a web browser


Testoob can test front-end features since it is a unit testing tool. One can write a test for each function that is on the client side


Mocha Runs in the browser and is used widely to test front-end components and functionality. It can test various DOM elements, front-end functions and so on.
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code


Testoob can test back-end functionality since it is a unit testing tool. One can write a test for each function in the back-end.


Mocha provides convenient ways of testing the Node server.It works well with Chai (an assertion library) where it provides the environment for writing server-side tests while we write the tests with Chai
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test


TestOOB extends unittest and prepares fixtures by use of the 'setUp() function just like unittest

Mocha provides the hooks before(), after(), beforeEach(), and afterEach() to set up preconditions and clean up after your tests
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.


The 'setUp()' function allows you to group your initialization functions


Mocha allows grouping of fixtures
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.


Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Apache License 2.0

MIT License

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)


Mocks are available - testoob can acess library unittest.mock which is used for mocking

Provides Mocking capabilities through third party libraries like sinon.js, simple-mock and nock
Allows organizing tests in groups


One can build suites with testoob


Grouping is supported and is accomplished by the using a nested 'describe()'
Other useful information about the testing framework