TestNG vs Kahlan: What are the differences?
Developers describe TestNG as "A testing framework inspired from JUnit and NUnit". 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. On the other hand, Kahlan is detailed as "A full-featured Unit & BDD test framework". It is a full-featured Unit & BDD test framework a la RSpec/JSpec which uses a describe-it syntax and moves testing in PHP one step forward.
TestNG and Kahlan can be categorized as "Testing Frameworks" tools.
Some of the features offered by TestNG are:
- Support for data-driven testing
- Support for parameters
- Powerful execution model (no more TestSuite)
On the other hand, Kahlan provides the following key features:
- RSpec/JSpec syntax
- Code Coverage metrics (xdebug or phpdbg required)
- Handy stubbing system (mockery or prophecy are no longer needed)
Kahlan is an open source tool with 1K GitHub stars and 54 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kahlan's open source repository on GitHub.
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We use JUnit for our Java Unit and Integration tests in Version 5. Combined with @JMockit2 and @truth (from Google) we perform all kinds of tests on our minecraft, standalone and microservice architecture.
We prefer JUnit over TestNG because of the bigger community, better support and the generally more agile development. JUnit integrates nicely with most software, while TestNG support is a little more limited.