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Cucumber vs Poltergeist: What are the differences?

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; Poltergeist: A PhantomJS driver for Capybara. Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.

Cucumber and Poltergeist belong to "Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

Cucumber and Poltergeist are both open source tools. Cucumber with 2.53K GitHub stars and 502 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Poltergeist with 2.53K GitHub stars and 437 GitHub forks.

OpenGov, Viadeo, and Ubiqua are some of the popular companies that use Cucumber, whereas Poltergeist is used by LendingHome, Widenn, and Growstuff. Cucumber has a broader approval, being mentioned in 58 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Poltergeist, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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    What is Cucumber?

    Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs.

    What is Poltergeist?

    Poltergeist is a driver for Capybara. It allows you to run your Capybara tests on a headless WebKit browser, provided by PhantomJS.

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    What are some alternatives to Cucumber and Poltergeist?
    Selenium
    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
    RSpec
    Behaviour Driven Development for Ruby. Making TDD Productive and Fun.
    TestNG
    It is a testing framework designed to simplify a broad range of testing needs, it covers all categories of tests: unit, functional, end-to-end, integration, etc.Run your tests in arbitrarily big thread pools with various policies available (all methods in their own thread, one thread per test class, etc.
    JUnit
    JUnit is a simple framework to write repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.
    Celery
    Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
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