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pytest vs xUnit: What are the differences?

pytest: 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; 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.

pytest and xUnit belong to "Testing Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

pytest and xUnit are both open source tools. pytest with 4.59K GitHub stars and 1.11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than xUnit with 2.21K GitHub stars and 557 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, pytest has a broader approval, being mentioned in 24 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to xUnit, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.

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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.

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 pytest and xUnit?
Jasmine
Jasmine is a Behavior Driven Development testing framework for JavaScript. It does not rely on browsers, DOM, or any JavaScript framework. Thus it's suited for websites, Node.js projects, or anywhere that JavaScript can run.
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.
Avocado
Avocado is an open source interaction design toolbox built by​ IDEO.​ It ​enables designers to make quick interactive prototypes without writing a line of code.​ ​Built on top of Facebook's Origami framework, Avocado provides ready-to-use patches that can be easily combined to create fully-customized prototypes.​ Official announcement: http://labs.ideo.com/2014/05/27/avocado/
behave
It is behaviour-driven development, Python style. It uses tests written in a natural language style, backed up by Python code.
unittest
It is python’s xUnit style framework. It works much the same as the other styles of xUnit, and if you’re familiar with unit testing in other languages, this framework (or derived versions), may be the most comfortable for you.
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