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    👋 Welcome to pusher-js-mock

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    Mock Pusher.js in your JavaScript tests with ease.


    Using yarn:

    yarn add --dev pusher-js-mock

    Or using npm:

    npm install -D pusher-js-mock

    Usage 🛠

    For more detailed examples, check out examples directory inside the project!

    Also, you can check out the Docs for even more information.

    Emitting an event 📶

    If you need to mock a Pusher object in your tests that can subscribe to channel, it's best to use PusherMock.

    import { PusherMock } from "pusher-js-mock";
    // initializing PusherMock
    const pusher = new PusherMock();
    // subscribing to a Pusher channel
    const channel = pusher.subscribe("my-channel");
    // emitting an event

    Listening for an event 👂

    If you want to check whether your callback is getting called properly, you can bind a callback to your channel, and then emit an event.

    import { PusherMock } from "pusher-js-mock";
    descibe("listening for an event", () => {
      // initializing PusherMock
      const pusher = new PusherMock();
      // subscribing to a Pusher channel
      const channel = pusher.subscribe("my-channel");
      // define and attach a listener
      const listener = jest.fn();
      channel.bind("event-name", listener);
      // emitting an event
      // Expect listener to have been called

    Emitting an event from connection 📶

    The connection within pusher is mocked and can be used much like a channel channel. There's no need to subscribe to subscription as it's subscribed by default on pusher.

    import { PusherMock } from "pusher-js-mock";
    // initializing PusherMock
    const pusher = new PusherMock();
    // emitting connection event

    Listening for an event from connection 👂

    As with channels, you can also listen to connection for events.

    import { PusherMock } from "pusher-js-mock";
    descibe("listening for an event", () => {
      // initializing PusherMock
      const pusher = new PusherMock();
      // define and attach a listener
      const listener = jest.fn();
      pusher.connection.bind("event-name", listener);
      // emitting an event
      // Expect listener to have been called

    Stubbing Pusher when imported from pusher-js package 📦

    If you're using Pusher in your code in this or similar manner:

    import Pusher from "pusher-js";

    You will need to mock Pusher in a specific way.

    I suggest you use Jest to test your code. To do this in Jest, you'll need something like this:

    jest.mock("pusher-js", () => {
      const Pusher = require("pusher-js-mock").PusherMock;
      return Pusher;

    If you have tips on how to mock this using other testing frameworks, please submit an issue or a pull request.

    Stubbing Pusher when used as a global variable 🌍

    This shows how to stub a pusher if you're attaching it to window object in your project. If you're attaching a PusherFactory to a window object like this in your code:

    window.PusherFactory = {
      pusherClient: function(pusherKey) {
        return new Pusher(pusherKey);

    It's best for you to use PusherFactoryMock.

    import { PusherFactoryMock } from "pusher-js-mock";
    // initialize instance of PusherFactoryMock
    const pusherFactoryMock = new PusherFactoryMock();
    // replace it with the object that is attached to a window
    window.PusherFactory = pusherFactoryMock;
    // get the Pusher client reference
    pusher = pusherFactoryMock.pusherClient();

    This way you'll just replace your PusherFactory with PusherFactoryMock.

    Mocking presence channels

    This package also supports using presence channels for multiple clients. The mock will automatically detect when presence- is in the channel name and return a presence channel with channel.members filled out as expected. You can pass in IDs and info via a custom authorizer, just as you would with the real package.

    Using custom authorizer

    If you want, you can pass in a custom authorizer when creating a Pusher client.

    // create-client.js
    import Pusher from "pusher-js";
    import { getAuthSomehow } from "./getAuthSomehow";
    export const createClient = ({ id, info }) =>
      new Pusher("APP_KEY", {
        cluster: "APP_CLUSTER",
        // see https://github.com/pusher/pusher-js#authorizer-function
        authorizer: ({ name }) => ({
          authorize: (socketId, callback) => {
            const auth = getAuthSomehow(id, info);
            callback(false, auth);
    export default createClient;
    // create-client.spec.js
    import createClient from "../create-client";
    // mock the authorize function and pusher
    jest.mock("pusher-js", () => require("pusher-js-mock"));
    jest.mock("../getAuthSomehow", () => ({
      getAuthSomehow: (id, info) => ({ id, info })
    it("should create a presence channel", async () => {
      // arrange: create pusher client
      const pusher = createClient({ id: "my-id", info: { role: "moderator" } });
      // act: required to ensure pusher events are called, i.e. pusher:member_added
      const presenceChannel = await pusher.subscribe("presence-channel");
      // assert: presenceChannel has the properties we expect it to.
        id: "my-id",
        info: { role: "moderator" }
        "my-id": { role: "moderator" }

    Check out a code example of using presence channels

    Pusher events emitted by presence channels

    The mocked Pusher instance will also emit pusher internal events pusher:subscription_succeeded, pusher:member_added and pusher:member_removed to the relevant clients:

    it("should emit presence-channel events", async () => {
      const client = createClient({ id: "my-id" });
      const channel = client.subscribe("presence-channel");
      const listener = jest.fn();
       * On bind, pusher:subscription_succeded will trigger
       * for the client subscribing. Other clients will be
       * notified via pusher:member_added as below.
      await channel.bind("pusher:subscription_succeeded", listener);
       * Create and subscribe a new client that will trigger the
       * pusher:member_added event. This only gets triggered for
       * clients are not the client subscribing
      channel.bind("pusher:member_added", listener);
      const otherClient = createClient({ id: "your-id" });
      await otherClient.subscribe("presence-channel");
       * Unsubscribe the otherClient to trigger pusher:member_removed.
       * This only gets triggered for clients that are not the client
       * unsubscribing.
      channel.bind("pusher:member_removed", listener);
      await otherClient.unsubscribe("presence-channel");

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