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    0.4.0 • Public • Published


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    browser support

    Minimal BDD test runner that plays along nicely with Browserify.


    • Not-A-Framework: Hi-five should let you, the programmer, lead the way and define how testing should be done. Bring your own reporters & assertion libraries.

    • Run anywhere: Hi-five should run in any JS VM that supports at least the ECMAScript 3 specification.

    • Easy to integrate: Hi-five should be easy to integrate with any CI or other system.

    • Support async: Hi-five should support asynchronous tests as first-class.


    var spec   = require('hifive')()
    var assert = require('assert')
    spec('λ compose', function(it) {
      it('compose(f, g)(x) should be the same as f(g(x))', function() {
        assert.strictEqual(f(g(x)), compose(f, g)(x))


    $ node run test.js
    Success. 1/1 tests.


    The easiest way is to grab it from NPM. If you're running in a Browser environment, you can use Browserify

    $ npm install hifive

    Using with CommonJS

    If you're not using NPM, Download the latest release, and require the hifive.umd.js file:

    var hifive = require('hifive')

    Using with AMD

    Download the latest release, and require the hifive.umd.js file:

    require(['hifive'], function(hifive) {
      ( ... )

    Using without modules

    Download the latest release, and load the hifive.umd.js file. The properties are exposed in the global hifive object:

    <script src="/path/to/hifive.umd.js"></script>

    Compiling from source

    If you want to compile this library from the source, you'll need Git, Make, Node.js, and run the following commands:

    $ git clone git://
    $ cd hifive
    $ npm install
    $ make bundle

    This will generate the dist/hifive.umd.js file, which you can load in any JavaScript environment.


    You can read the documentation online or build it yourself:

    $ git clone git://
    $ cd hifive
    $ npm install
    $ make documentation

    Then open the file docs/index.html in your browser.

    Platform support

    This library assumes an ES5 environment, but can be easily supported in ES3 platforms by the use of shims. Just include es5-shim :)


    Copyright (c) 2014 Quildreen Motta.

    Released under the MIT licence.


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