Capybara vs Cucumber: What are the differences?
What is Capybara? Acceptance test framework for web applications. Capybara helps you test web applications by simulating how a real user would interact with your app. It is agnostic about the driver running your tests and comes with Rack::Test and Selenium support built in. WebKit is supported through an external gem.
What is Cucumber? Simple, human collaboration. Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.
Capybara and Cucumber can be primarily classified as "Testing Frameworks" tools.
Capybara and Cucumber are both open source tools. Capybara with 8.84K GitHub stars and 1.29K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Cucumber with 2.53K GitHub stars and 502 GitHub forks.
OpenGov, Viadeo, and Ubiqua are some of the popular companies that use Cucumber, whereas Capybara is used by GrowthHackers, sQuidd.io, and Indiegogo. Cucumber has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Capybara, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.