Capybara vs Howitzer: What are the differences?
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; Howitzer: A ruby-based framework for acceptance testing of web applications. It uses the best practices and design patterns allowing to generate a test project in less than 5 minutes. It has out-of-the-box configurations for parallel cross-browser testing in the Cloud.
Capybara and Howitzer can be primarily classified as "Testing Frameworks" tools.
Some of the features offered by Capybara are:
- No setup necessary for Rails and Rack application. Works out of the box.
- Intuitive API which mimics the language an actual user would use.
- Switch the backend your tests run against from fast headless mode to an actual browser with no changes to your tests.
On the other hand, Howitzer provides the following key features:
Capybara and Howitzer are both open source tools. Capybara with 8.88K GitHub stars and 1.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Howitzer with 171 GitHub stars and 25 GitHub forks.
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