Capybara vs PHPUnit: What are the differences?
Developers describe Capybara as "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. On the other hand, PHPUnit is detailed as "Testing framework for PHP". PHPUnit is a programmer-oriented testing framework for PHP It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks..
Capybara and PHPUnit belong to "Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack.
Capybara and PHPUnit are both open source tools. It seems that PHPUnit with 14.3K GitHub stars and 1.75K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Capybara with 8.85K GitHub stars and 1.29K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, PHPUnit has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Capybara, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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