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

Turnip

https://github.com/jnicklas/turnip

LightBDD

https://github.com/LightBDD/LightBDD
Programming language

Ruby

.NET

Category

Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing

Acceptance Testing

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.

LightBDD is a BDD test framework that allows you to create easy to read and maintainable tests

LightBDD is a BDD test framework offering ability to write tests that are easy to read, easy to track during execution and are summarized in user friendly reports. It also allows developers to use all of the standard development tools to maintain them
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

No

No, but it is Integrated with xUnit frameworkslike NUnit, xUnit, MsTest.TestFramework and Fixie.
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

You can test front-end behaviour using lightBDD
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Turnip is used to test server-side behaviour and components

Yes

You can test back-end behaviour/functionality using lightBDD
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

No

Yes

Fixtures are available through the FeatureFixture class.
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

Yes

Group fixtures are available in lightBDD through the FeatureFixture class
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

Proprietary 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

Mocking is available through the use of third party libraries like moq
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Yes

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

Yes

You can group tests into suites
Other
Other useful information about the testing framework