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JUnit vs Poltergeist: What are the differences?

Developers describe JUnit as "A programmer-oriented testing framework for Java". JUnit is a simple framework to write repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks. On the other hand, Poltergeist is detailed as "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.

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

JUnit and Poltergeist are both open source tools. JUnit with 7.52K GitHub stars and 2.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Poltergeist with 2.53K GitHub stars and 437 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, JUnit has a broader approval, being mentioned in 65 company stacks & 54 developers stacks; compared to Poltergeist, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is JUnit?

JUnit is a simple framework to write repeatable tests. It is an instance of the xUnit architecture for unit testing frameworks.

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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NUnit
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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.
Mockito
It is a mocking framework that tastes really good. It lets you write beautiful tests with a clean & simple API. It doesn’t give you hangover because the tests are very readable and they produce clean verification errors.
Arquillian
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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.
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