Vows vs Windmill comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Vows and Windmill?

Vows

http://vowsjs.org/

Windmill

https://pypi.org/project/windmill/
Programming language

JavaScript

Python

Category

Functional Testing, Asynchronous Testing

UI Testing

General info

Vows is a testing framework for NodeJS applications.

Vows supports Asynchronous BDD & continuous testing for two reasons first, reason is that node.js is asynchronous, and therefore our tests need to be, second,is to make test suites which target I/O libraries run much faster.

Windmill is an Open Source Web UI testing framework for Python

Windmill is an Open Source AJAX Web UI testing framework that implements in-browser recording and playback, cross browser testing and test integration
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

No

No

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

No

Yes

Its main function is testing of front-end components and functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

Since it specifically tests Nodejs it tests back-end components and other server-side behaviours and functions

No

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.

Yes

By using third party libraries
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

Apache License 2.0

Apache License 2.0

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)

N/A

Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework