Capybara vs Wombat: 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 Wombat? Integration platform that connects any store to any service. No custom code required. Automate your store in no time: Wombat is an ecommerce integration platform that quickly connects your storefront with all your favorite 3rd party services. Comprehensive enough for large ecommerce stores and easy enough for small merchants.
Capybara belongs to "Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Wombat can be primarily classified under "Ecommerce".
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, Wombat provides the following key features:
- Connect any ecommerce storefront to any service or application
- No custom code required
- Pre-built integrations get you up and running in just minutes
"Best acceptance test framework for Ruby on Rails apps" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Capybara, while over 2 developers mention "Keeps my storefront code clean" as the leading cause for choosing Wombat.
Capybara is an open source tool with 8.85K GitHub stars and 1.29K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Capybara's open source repository on GitHub.