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NUnit vs xUnit: What are the differences?

NUnit: An open-source unit testing framework. An evolving, open source framework designed for writing and running tests in Microsoft .NET programming languages.It is an aspect of test-driven development , which is part of a larger software design paradigm known as Extreme Programming; xUnit: An open source, community-focused unit testing tool. It is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework. It is the latest technology for unit testing C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. It works with ReSharper, CodeRush, TestDriven.NET and Xamarin.

NUnit and xUnit can be primarily classified as "Testing Frameworks" tools.

xUnit is an open source tool with 2.18K GitHub stars and 554 GitHub forks. Here's a link to xUnit's open source repository on GitHub.

Heimdal Security, Ayuda, and Genasys Technologies are some of the popular companies that use xUnit, whereas NUnit is used by Air Tiger Express, Ayuda, and Credit Clear. xUnit has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to NUnit, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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What is NUnit?

An evolving, open source framework designed for writing and running tests in Microsoft .NET programming languages.It is an aspect of test-driven development , which is part of a larger software design paradigm known as Extreme Programming

What is xUnit?

It is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework. It is the latest technology for unit testing C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. It works with ReSharper, CodeRush, TestDriven.NET and Xamarin.

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What are some alternatives to NUnit and xUnit?
JUnit
JUnit is a simple framework to write repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.
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.
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.
RSpec
Behaviour Driven Development for Ruby. Making TDD Productive and Fun.
PHPUnit
PHPUnit is a programmer-oriented testing framework for PHP. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.
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