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Capybara vs InSpec: What are the differences?

Developers describe Capybara as "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. On the other hand, InSpec is detailed as "Open-source testing framework for infrastructure". It is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human- and machine-readable language for specifying compliance, security and policy requirements.

Capybara and InSpec belong to "Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

Capybara and InSpec are both open source tools. Capybara with 8.87K GitHub stars and 1.3K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than InSpec with 1.86K GitHub stars and 521 GitHub forks.

Indiegogo, GrowthHackers, and sQuidd.io are some of the popular companies that use Capybara, whereas InSpec is used by FIDATA, StackStorm, and SubPort.io. Capybara has a broader approval, being mentioned in 52 company stacks & 95 developers stacks; compared to InSpec, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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    Best acceptance test framework for Ruby on Rails apps
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    Synchronous with Rack::Test
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      Hard to make reproducible tests when using with browser
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      What is Capybara?

      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 InSpec?

      It is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human- and machine-readable language for specifying compliance, security and policy requirements.

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