Improves prop-types support in Jest by failing tests on prop-type errors instead of ignoring them
prop-types is a library from Facebook that makes it easy to verify that the props passed to a React component is of the correct type. However, it only allows us runtime type checking, which means some failures can slip by into production.
This is possible to solve with Jest by making prop-type errors throw instead of only logging a warning. In this case your tests would run and whenever a wrong prop is passed to a component, the prop-type validation would pick this up and fail the test. Then we would be able to verify that the props that are passed to our components are good compile-time, provided the tests run when we build our production bundle.
That is what this library does!
Read this blog for a more in-depth explanation.
yarn add -D jest-prop-type-error
In order to enable us to detect prop-type errors and fail the test, you need to
add the following to your
package.json's jest section.
If there is no jest section in your
package.json, add one and use that.
Now simply run your tests like usual, and prop-type errors will throw instead of logging a warning!
Thanks to Stian Didriksen for the idea in his talk about Jest at the ReactJS Oslo Meetup 9th May 2018.