Google Test vs Robot Framework

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Google Test vs Robot Framework: What are the differences?

What is Google Test? Google Testing and Mocking Framework (By Google). It is a unit testing library for the C++ programming language, based on the xUnit architecture. The library is released under the BSD 3-clause license. It can be compiled for a variety of POSIX and Windows platforms, allowing unit-testing of C sources as well as C++ with minimal source modification.

What is Robot Framework? A test automation framework for acceptance testing and ATDD. It is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development. It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new higher-level keywords from existing ones using the same syntax that is used for creating test cases.

Google Test and Robot Framework can be categorized as "Testing Frameworks" tools.

Google Test is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 6.26K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Google Test's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Robot Framework has a broader approval, being mentioned in 23 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Google Test, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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      Easy with CI/CD
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      Open Source
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      Simple Usage
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      Easily extendable
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      Vast Scope more than Front End
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      Fast

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        Nested Loops
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        Mostly for python

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      What is Google Test?

      It is a unit testing library for the C++ programming language, based on the xUnit architecture. The library is released under the BSD 3-clause license. It can be compiled for a variety of POSIX and Windows platforms, allowing unit-testing of C sources as well as C++ with minimal source modification.

      What is Robot Framework?

      It is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development. It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach. Its testing capabilities can be extended by test libraries implemented either with Python or Java, and users can create new higher-level keywords from existing ones using the same syntax that is used for creating test cases.

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