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Handy-dandy Redis integration testing utility that starts a local Docker container running Redis if you're not running in a CI/CD pipeline. This allows you to run integration tests locally in a manner similar to how they'd be run in the CI/CD pipeline. This module does nothing when running in a CI build pipeline, because Redis should be configured as part of the build via something like .gitlab-ci.yml's services element.

This package is intended to be installed in your project in devDependencies.

Your application must install its desired version of redis.

NOTE: requires a Unix-y shell (/usr/bin/env sh) to be available. This is not designed to run on Windows; PRs/MRs welcome.

See [src/test/integration/redis/redis.spec.js] for usage, but it's basically

const redisConnect = require('redis-test-support')

const redisClient = await redisConnect()

// now you can use redis client


The default configuration is pretty conventional, with the sole exception of the default port that Redis will listen on for clients. Instead of 6379, which might already be in use on developers' machines when they run integration tests, the default configuration uses 46379. It is a TODO to search for an available port.

NOTE: This module detects when it's running in a CI/CD pipeline by seeing if the environment variable CI is of nonzero length.

Environment variables

The following environment variables can be set to configure it:

  • REDIS_TEST_SUPPORT_TAG: The tag of the redis Docker image or custom image to use, default "latest"
  • REDIS_TEST_SUPPORT_PORT: visible client port on localhost to map to container port, default is content of redis/default-redis-test-port
  • REDIS_TEST_SUPPORT_CONTAINER: name of container, default is content of file redis/default-redis-test-container
  • REDIS_TEST_SUPPORT_CONTAINER_PORT: redis client port in container, default 9042
  • REDIS_TEST_SUPPORT_IMAGE: docker image name, default redis



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