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Unitils vs DOH comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Unitils and DOH?


Programming language




Unit Testing, Intergration Testing

Unit Testing

General info

Unitils is an open source library whose goal is to make unit and integration testing easy and maintainable.

Unitils is divided into modules, each of them providing support for a certain aspect of your unit and integration tests. For example if you need mocking for your tests, just include unitils-mock as a dependency, If you would also want to load DbUnit data sets, just include unitils-dbunit

D.O.H means Dojo Objective Harness, it's a test framework for the DOJO web apps which tests and runs on the browser and on cloud test execution services like Browserstack

Dojo is a Typescript framework build for modern web application, and D.O.H is a basically unit test library to test JavaScript functions and custom widgets
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.



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


You can perform unit tests on various components and functionality that make up the front-end


DOH is both flexible and extendable and runs in many environments including many browsers to test various front-end functionalities and components
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code


Unitils provides support for testing the back-end through modules such as DbUnit which specifically tests your database, i.e connections setup and so on


Pieces of back-end code can be tested with DOH as it performs Unit tests. It is flexible enough to test server-side behaviour and functionality
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

It has various fixture methods like setUp(), tearDown() and Performance test fixtures which are just like a regular test fixtures, but with extra options. Specifically, it uses 'testType' to mark it as a "perf" test, which instructs the D.O.H. runner to treat the tests as performance and use the calibrate and execute test runner
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.


It supports group 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

FreeBSD 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)


Allows organizing tests in groups


There is a function that allows you to group tests, the 'doh.register(...)' function. It's most commonly used for registering Unit Tests
Other useful information about the testing framework