Test runner based on Tape and Browserify
Features and screenshots:
$ npm install -g prova
var test =
In Node, it will output:
$ node test.jsPassed 1 test.
Or, in case it fails:
To run the tests in a web browser, just pass
$ node test.js -bVisit localhost:7559 with a browser to start running the tests.
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:
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
List the detected browsers;
$ prova -lAvailable 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
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
Pass Browserify plugins passing
$ node test -b --plugin foo
Use comma to separate multiple plugins;
$ node test -b --plugin foo,bar
$ node test -b -f testhtml
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.
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
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":
Should work for you.
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
$ node test -b -y "/my-api="
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.
USAGEprova [filenames] [options]OPTIONS-g --grep Run tests matching with given pattern-b --browser Publishes the tests on 0.0.0.0:7559-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
EXAMPLES1. Run the tests on NodeJS.$ node test.js$ node test$ prova test/index.js$ provaAll 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 -b3. Publish the tests on given host and port.$ node test.js -o 8080 -d foobar.net$ prova test.js -o 8080 -d foobar.net4. Publish the tests and launch a browser to automatically run the tests.$ node test.js -b -l chrome$ prova test.js -b -l chrome5. List the browsers that can be launched automatically.$ prova -l$ node test.js -l6. Run the tests with PhantomJS.$ node test.js -b -l phantom$ prova test.js -b -l phantom7. Run only specified tests with PhantomJS.$ node test.js -b -l phantom -g pattern$ prova test.js -b -l phantom -g pattern8. Launch Chrome headlessly using xvfb:$ node test -b -l chrome -e$ prova test -b -l chrome -e