Nightwatch is a complete and integrated solution for end-to-end testing of web applications and websites, and also for Node.js unit and integration testing.
We're delighted to announce the release of Nightwatch v1.0. Please see the upgrade guide if you are upgrading from an earlier version.
1. Install Nightwatch
Install Node.js (together with the NPM tool) by following instructions available on nodejs.org.
$ npm install nightwatch
$ git clone https://github.com/nightwatchjs/nightwatch.git$ cd nightwatch$ npm install
2. Download WebDriver
Nightwatch uses a WebDriver compatible server to control the browser. WebDriver is a W3C specification and industry standard which provides a platform and HTTP protocol to interact with a browser.
Nightwatch includes support for automatically managing the following services:
- for running tests against the Chrome browser;
- download url: https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/chromedriver/downloads.
- for running tests against the Mozilla Firefox browser;
- download url: https://github.com/mozilla/geckodriver/releases.
Selenium Standalone Server
- allows managing multiple browser configurations in one place and also to make use of the Selenium Grid service;
- the selenium server jar file
selenium-server-standalone-3.x.x.jarcan be downloaded from the Selenium releases page: https://selenium-release.storage.googleapis.com/index.html
It's important to note that, while the Selenium Server was required with older Nightwatch versions (
v0.9 and prior), starting with version
1.0 Selenium is no longer necessary.
Various example tests are included in the
examples folder which demonstrate the usage of several Nightwatch features.
nightwatch.json config file can be found in
Nightwatch unit tests
The tests for Nightwatch are written using Mocha.
To run the complete test suite:
$ npm test
To check test coverage, run the command:
$ npm run mocha-coverage
and then open the generated coverage/index.html file in your browser.
The release history and changelog is available on the GitHub Releases page.