Turnip vs Laravel Dusk comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Turnip and Laravel Dusk?

Turnip

https://github.com/jnicklas/turnip

Laravel Dusk

https://laravel.com/docs/5.8/dusk
Programming language

Ruby

PHP

Category

Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing

Browser Automation

General info

Turnip is a Gherkin extension for RSpec

Turnip is an open source Ruby gem that provides a platform for acceptance tests.It combines Gherkin, a language defined by the Cucumber Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) tool to express requirements, and RSpec, an open source BDD tool for Ruby developers.

Laravel Dusk is an easy-to-use browser automation and testing API.

One can use Dusk to programmatically test applications, visit any website using a real Chrome browser, automate repetitive tasks, scrape information from other sites or test to make sure your app always works in the browser.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

N/A

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

Yes

Turnip can perform end-to-end tests therefore test front-end components and functionality

Yes

It is a browser automation tool which tests front-end components and functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Turnip is used to test server-side behaviour and components

Yes

Laravel provides a variety of tools to make it easier to test your database driven applications
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

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

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.

No

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

By intergrating with RSpec turnip has access to the rspec-mocks gem

Yes

Laravel provides helpers for mocking events, jobs, and facades out of the box or use Mockery or PHPUnit to create your own mocks or spies
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

Turnip Integrates directly into your RSpec test suite which allows declaring example groups and contexts.

Yes

Using the 'dusk' which command accepts any argument that is normally accepted by the PHPUnit test runner, allowing you to run the tests for a given group.
Other
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