express-test

helper library for testing express apps

express-test

This package allows you to test express routes without opening http requests or going through app middleware. It makes it easy to build a request for your route and verify the response.

// routes/hello.js 
 
module.exports = function(app) {
  app.get('/hello', function(reqres) {
    res.send('hello');
  });
};
// test/routes/hello-test.js 
 
// create server 
var express = require('express'),
    should = require('should');
require('express-test');
 
var app = express.createServer();
 
// require the route you're going to test 
require('./routes/hello')(app);
 
// test the body 
app.request().get('/hello').end()
.verify(function(res) {
  res.body.should.equal('hello');
});
 
// set sinon expectations on the response mock 
app.request().get('/hello').end(function() {
  res.expects('send').once();
}).verify();