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Poltergeist vs pytest: What are the differences?

Developers describe Poltergeist 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. On the other hand, pytest is detailed as "A full-featured Python testing tool to help you write better programs". A framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries. It is a mature full-featured Python testing tool.

Poltergeist and pytest can be categorized as "Testing Frameworks" tools.

Poltergeist and pytest are both open source tools. pytest with 4.42K GitHub stars and 1.06K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Poltergeist with 2.53K GitHub stars and 437 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, pytest has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 11 developers stacks; compared to Poltergeist, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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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.

What is pytest?

A framework makes it easy to write small tests, yet scales to support complex functional testing for applications and libraries. It is a mature full-featured Python testing tool.

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