xUnit.net vs Chai comparison of testing frameworks
What are the differences between xUnit.net and Chai?

xUnit.net

https://xunit.net/

Chai

https://www.chaijs.com
Programming language

.NET

JavaScript

Category

Unit Testing

Unit Testing

General info

xUnit.net is aUnit testing framework for C# and .NET

xUnit.net is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework. It is used to test C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. xUnit.net and works with ReSharper, CodeRush, TestDriven.NET and Xamarin. It is part of the .NET Foundation,

Chai is a BDD / TDD assertion library for Node.js and the browser that can be paired with any JavaScript testing framework.

Chai is an assertion library, similar to Node's built-in assert and makes testing easier by giving you many assertions you can run against your code. It also includes a robust Plugin architecture for extending Chai's assertions and interfaces.
xUnit
Set of frameworks originating from SUnit (Smalltalk's testing framework). They share similar structure and functionality.

Yes

xUnit.net is part of the xUnit family of frameworks

N/A

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

Yes

You can test various front-end components independently since it is a Unit testing framework

Yes

Chai can be used in a browser environment to test front-end components and functionality
Server-side
Allows testing the bahovior of a server-side code

Yes

You can test various back-end components independently since it is a Unit testing framework

Yes

Chai is used in a Node.JS environment to test server behaviour and functionality
Fixtures
Allows defining a fixed, specific states of data (fixtures) that are test-local. This ensures specific environment for a single test

Yes

It contains class fixtures which are setup once pertest class

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.

Yes

xUnit.net contains collection fixtures which allow you to share context among many tests

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 chai-spec-generator plugin which will generate chai test specs from a JavaScript object
Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

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 using by using a third party library like chai-jest-mocks which is a chai plugin that adds assertions for jest mock functions. You can also use sinon.js
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

N/A

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework