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    3.0.0 • Public • Published


    Node & Browser Test runner based on Tape and Browserify.

    Screencasts: node.gif, browser.gif, both.gif, headless browser


    Features and screenshots:


    $ npm install -g prova


    Example test:

    var test = require('prova')
    test('timing test', function (t) {
      t.equal(typeof, 'function')
      var start =
      setTimeout(function () {
        t.equal( - start, 100)
      }, 100)

    In Node, it will output:

    $ node test.js
    Passed 1 test.

    Or, in case it fails:

    In Browser

    To run the tests in a web browser, just pass -b parameter:

    $ node test.js -b
    Visit localhost:7559 with a browser to start running the tests.

    Then visit localhost:7559 in your web browser:

    In case it fails, it'll show:

    The web app uses watchify to monitor file changes. So, you won't have to reload the page when you modify a source code.

    Prova runs the tests inside of an iframe. In case you test some UI stuff, you can open the iframe by clicking the < button on the right:

    Multiple Tests

    Prova comes with a command-line script when you install it globally;

    $ npm install -g prova

    And it allows you running multiple tests on both Node and browser;

    $ prova test/foo.js test/bar.js
    $ prova test/**/*.js -b

    Launching Browsers and Headless Testing

    List the detected browsers;

    $ prova -l
    Available Browsers: safari v7.0.2, chrome v34.0.1847.116, phantom v1.9.7

    And launch after publishing the tests:

    $ prova -b -l safari

    If your system has Xvfb, you can pass -e parameter to open the browser headlessly:

    $ prova -b -l chrome -e

    Or you can just run the tests on PhantomJS:

    $ prova -b -l phantom

    If you get no matches for errors and you think that your system has that browser, try removing browser-launcher's config:

    $ rm /Users/azer/.config/browser-launcher/config.json

    Browserify Transforms

    Prova automatically applies bunch of transforms by looking at the file extension. If you'd like to use a transform that doesn't exist in Prova by default, you can choose it with a parameter;

    $ node test -b -t coffeeify

    Multiple transforms can be specified using comma;

    $ node test -b -t coffeeify,brfs,foo,bar

    Browserify Plugins

    Pass Browserify plugins passing -u or --plugin parameter;

    $ node test -b --plugin foo

    Use comma to separate multiple plugins;

    $ node test -b --plugin foo,bar

    Custom Frame Documents

    When you're running the tests on the browser, Prova has an empty HTML template that loads and runs the JavaScript tests. You can customize this HTML file with -f or --frame parameter:

    $ node test --test.html

    Click the arrow button on right middle to keep the frame open. You'll be seeing the HTML document and test results in the same screen.

    Manually Restarting Browser Tests

    Prova watches for changes and automatically restarts the browser tests (inside in an iframe) but in case you need, there is an endpoint for restarting all the tests by hitting an endpoint;

    $ curl localhost:7559/restart

    Loading Assets

    You may need to load your images, web workers etc. for testing. Prova allows you to load assets from your current directory via the /assets/in endpoint. Let's say you'd like to load a file called "foobar.png":

    $ curl http://localhost:7559/assets/in/foobar.png

    Should work for you.

    HTTP Proxy

    HTTP proxying is pretty useful to by-pass cross-domain issues (CORS) on the browser. You can easily point a URL to another host using -y / --http-proxy parameters:

    $ node test -b -y "/my-api=http://localhost:8080"

    Assuming that you'll be running your tests on :7559, any requests to /my-api will be streamed through localhost:8080 in the above example.


              prova [filenames] [options]
              -g     --grep         Run tests matching with given pattern
              -b     --browser       Publishes the tests on
              -o     --port          Publish the tests on given port number.
              -d     --hostname      Publish the tests on given hostname.
              -l     --launch        List available browsers to launch or launch specified browser.
              -e     --headless      Launch the browser headlessly. (Requires xvfb)
              -r     --proxy         Launch the browser with specified proxy configuration.
              -q     --quit          Shut down the browser server once all the tests are done.
              -f     --frame         Specify a custom document to run tests on browser. e.g node test -b -f custom.html
              -x     --exec          Execute given commmand before running the tests.
              -y     --http-proxy    Proxy requests matching with given pattern to a target. e.g -y "/images=localhost:8080"
              -t     --transform     Use given Browserify transforms. e.g node test -b -t coffeeify,brfs
              -u     --plugin        Use given Browserify plugins. e.g node test -b -u foo,bar
              -s     --progress      Show a progress bar. Useful when tests are running slow.
              -p     --tap           Output original Tap output without modifying anything.
              -C     --no-console    Disable showing browser console messages on command-line.
              -v     --version       Show version and exit
              -h     --help          Show help and exit
                     --examples      Show example commands

    Example Commands

            1. Run the tests on NodeJS.
               $ node test.js
               $ node test
               $ prova test/index.js
               $ prova
               All the above example commands will work same way. Prova assumes the filename of your test is either `test.js` or `test/index.js`
           2. Publish the tests on localhost:7559, so you can run the tests on a web browser.
              $ node test.js -b
              $ prova test -b
              $ prova -b
           3. Publish the tests on given host and port.
              $ node test.js -o 8080 -d
              $ prova test.js -o 8080 -d
           4. Publish the tests and launch a browser to automatically run the tests.
              $ node test.js -b -l chrome
              $ prova test.js -b -l chrome
           5. List the browsers that can be launched automatically.
              $ prova -l
              $ node test.js -l
           6. Run the tests with PhantomJS.
              $ node test.js -b -l phantom
              $ prova test.js -b -l phantom
           7. Run only specified tests with PhantomJS.
              $ node test.js -b -l phantom -g pattern
              $ prova test.js -b -l phantom -g pattern
           8. Launch Chrome headlessly using xvfb:
              $ node test -b -l chrome -e
              $ prova test -b -l chrome -e


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