Machine.Specifications VS LightBDD

Compare Machine.Specifications vs LightBDD and see what are their differences.


Machine.Specifications is a Context/Specification framework for .NET that removes language noise and simplifies tests. (by machine)


BDD framework allowing to create easy to read and maintain tests. (by LightBDD)
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Machine.Specifications LightBDD
1 1
832 249
0.2% 2.0%
3.3 3.4
7 days ago about 2 months ago
C# C#
MIT License BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Machine.Specifications. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-29.


Posts with mentions or reviews of LightBDD. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • TDD, Where Did It All Go Wrong
    1 project | | 31 Jul 2021
    That's why I'm a fan of frameworks like 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 Machine.Specifications and LightBDD you can also consider the following projects:

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

xUnit - is a free, open source, community-focused unit testing tool for the .NET Framework.

NUnit - NUnit 3 Framework

BDDfy - BDDfy is the simplest BDD framework EVER! - ✖ An extension for describing each step in a test with natural language.

Moq - Repo for managing Moq 4.x

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.

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.

WireMock.Net - WireMock.Net is a flexible library for stubbing and mocking web HTTP responses using advanced request matching and response templating. Based on the functionality from, but extended with more functionality.

snapshooter - Snapshooter is a snapshot testing tool for .NET Core and .NET Framework