SpecFlow VS LightBDD

Compare SpecFlow vs LightBDD and see what are their differences.

SpecFlow

#1 .NET BDD Framework. SpecFlow automates your testing & works with your existing code. Find Bugs before they happen. Behavior Driven Development helps developers, testers, and business representatives to get a better understanding of their collaboration (by SpecFlowOSS)

LightBDD

BDD framework allowing to create easy to read and maintain tests. (by LightBDD)
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SpecFlow LightBDD
0 1
1,944 253
1.3% 1.2%
8.0 4.7
16 days ago 4 days ago
C# C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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SpecFlow

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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

LightBDD

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  • TDD, Where Did It All Go Wrong
    1 project | reddit.com/r/programming | 31 Jul 2021
    That's why I'm a fan of frameworks like https://github.com/LightBDD/LightBDD. Getting every single bit of implementation code out of my tests so that they are just a basic set of rules the system has to abide by always makes testing easier to deal with. Nothing nicer than realizing you need to replacing an entire section of the codebase and not have to update a single test, other than a few fixtures behind the scenes.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing SpecFlow and LightBDD you can also consider the following projects:

xBehave.net - ✖ An xUnit.net extension for describing each step in a test with natural language.

Fluent Assertions - A very extensive set of extension methods that allow you to more naturally specify the expected outcome of a TDD or BDD-style unit tests. Targets .NET Framework 4.7, as well as .NET Core 2.1, .NET Core 3.0, .NET 6, .NET Standard 2.0 and 2.1. Supports the unit test frameworks MSTest2, NUnit3, XUnit2, MSpec, and NSpec3.

BDDfy - BDDfy is the simplest BDD framework EVER!

Xunit.Gherkin.Quick - BDD in .NET Core - using Xunit and Gherkin (compatible with both .NET Core and .NET)

Machine.Specifications - Machine.Specifications is a Context/Specification framework for .NET that removes language noise and simplifies tests.

AutoFixture - AutoFixture is an open source library for .NET designed to minimize the 'Arrange' phase of your unit tests in order to maximize maintainability. Its primary goal is to allow developers to focus on what is being tested rather than how to setup the test scenario, by making it easier to create object graphs containing test data.

SpecsFor - SpecsFor is a light-weight Behavior-Driven Development framework that focuses on ease of use for *developers* by minimizing testing friction.

NSpec - A battle hardened testing framework for C# that's heavily inspired by Mocha and RSpec.

Fine Code Coverage - Visualize unit test code coverage easily for free in Visual Studio Community Edition (and other editions too)

bUnit - bUnit is a testing library for Blazor components that make tests look, feel, and runs like regular unit tests. bUnit makes it easy to render and control a component under test’s life-cycle, pass parameter and inject services into it, trigger event handlers, and verify the rendered markup from the component using a built-in semantic HTML comparer.

Bogus - :card_index: A simple fake data generator for C#, F#, and VB.NET. Based on and ported from the famed faker.js.