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

xUnit.net

https://xunit.net/

Sinon.js

https://sinonjs.org/
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,

Standalone test stubs and mocks for JavaScript. Works with any unit testing framework.

Sinon.js is a great library when you want to unit test your code with supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js.
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

Yes

Compatible
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

Sinon.js is a good library for unit testing your front-end code and has cross browser support
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

Sinon.js can run on node.js to test back-end components and server-side behaviour
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

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.

Licence
Licence type governing the use and redistribution of the software

New BSD License; Modified BSD 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

SinonJS is basically a library that we can use to create object mocks for unit testing
Grouping
Allows organizing tests in groups

Other
Other useful information about the testing framework