Wallaby vs TestCafe comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between Wallaby and TestCafe?

Wallaby

https://github.com/elixir-wallaby/wallaby

TestCafe

https://devexpress.github.io/testcafe/
Programming language

Elixir

JavaScript

Category

Intergration Testing, Browser Automation

End-to-End Testing, Regression Testing

General info

Library for end-to-end intergration testing for Elixir apps

Wallaby supports concurrent feature testing (i.e multiple tests can run concurrently) as well as browser management

TestCafe is a Node.js tool to automate end-to-end web testing.

TestCafe runs on Windows, MacOs, and Linux and supports mobile, remote and cloud browsers (UI or headless). It is also free and open source
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

Yes

It works well for automated E2E testing; Wallaby also has an experimental Chrome Driver that works well

Yes

TestCafe is primarily a front-end testing tool
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

N/A

No

Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

N/A

Yes

You can create fixtures with TestCafe
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.

N/A

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.

N/A

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

Available through third party libraries like Mock and Mockery

Yes

We can mock requests with the 'RequestMock' hook
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

N/A

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework