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Test Vir

The heroic testing package.

Simple, typed, no magical globals, with CLI and JS APIs.

This currently only works with pure JavaScript: if you're using TypeScript (.ts) you must compile it to JS (.js) first. Tests verify that this runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows in Node.js (12.x and 14.x) environments.

Install

npm i -D test-vir

It is likely that this package should only be included in devDependencies (as it is meant only for testing), hence the -D included above.

Running Tests

Tests can be run through Node.js scripts or a CLI.

The CLI is the more common way of running tests.

CLI

Included with this package is a CLI. This is run via the test-vir command.

Test a File

test-vir path-to-file.js

Test Multiple Files

test-vir path-to-file.js path-to-another-file.js

Test Multiple Files Through Glob Syntax

  • If your shell works will glob expansion this will work fine

    test-vir ./**/*.test.js
  • If you ignore files that end in .type.test.js, as I do, use glob negation.

    test-vir ./**/!(*.type).test.js
  • If your system does not support glob expansion like in the examples above, pass the glob in as a string and test-vir will expand it internally using node-glob.

    test-vir "./**/!(*.type).test.js"

Debug mode

If you want to inspect the results of your tests more, you can add the --debug flag to have more data printed.

JS API

All the test runner functions are exported so they can be used in TS (or JS) Node.js scripts. These are the functions used by the CLI so all output will be identical.

Testing Files

Use runResolvedTestFiles to run specific files.

import {runTestFiles} from 'test-vir';

async function main() {
    const myFiles = ['path-to-my-test-file.js', 'path-to-another-file.js'];

    const results = await runTestFiles(myFiles);
}

main();

Test Files With Glob

Globs are supported in inputs to runResolvedTestFiles:

import {runTestFiles} from 'test-vir';

async function main() {
    const myFiles = ['path-to-my-test-file.js', './**/*.test.js'];

    const results = await runTestFiles(myFiles);
}

main();

Respond to File Testing One by One

The exported function runResolvedTestFiles resolves all promises so that all the final data is present. This means that it does not resolve until all tests are finished. If you wish to respond to each test as it finishes (like the CLI does, printing results as each test finishes), use runAllTestFiles to get an array of promises:

import {runTestFiles} from 'test-vir';

async function main() {
    const myFiles = ['path-to-my-test-file.js', './**/*.test.js'];

    const promisedResults = await runTestFiles(myFiles);
    promisedResults.forEach(async (promisedResult) => {
        // print test success as each test finishes
        await Promise.all(
            promisedResult.allResults.map(async (individualResult) => {
                console.info(individualResult.success);
            }),
        );
    });

    // make sure to await all results before doing anything else to make sure the tests are all finished
    await Promise.all(promisedResults);
}

main();

Writing Tests

For the most basic of tests, just do this:

import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';

testGroup((runTest) =>
    // as long as the callback doesn't throw an error it'll pass
    runTest(() => {
        // do something here
    }),
);

Writing Tests Details

Tests are written within the testGroup function. testGroup accepts an object of type TestGroupInput. The tests property for TestGroupInput accepts a function which is given a callback (runTest) to run individual tests. The given callback accepts inputs of type TestInputObject.

See the following example:

import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';

testGroup({
    description: 'my test group',
    tests: (runTest) => {
        runTest({
            expect: 5,
            test: () => {
                // this test will always fail because 3 !== 5
                return 3;
            },
        });

        // run more tests here
    },
});

Examples

See the src/readme-examples folder for examples used in this README.

runTest Details

Expectations

The runTest callback accepts an object that allows expectations to be set for a test. This is done through the expect or expectError properties, as seen in the example below.

Note the following rules. These rules are enforced by the type system (if you're using TypeScript).

  • expectError accepts an object which tests the error's constructor and/or message, like the following:

    import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';
    
    testGroup({
        description: 'expectError examples',
        tests: (runTest) => {
            runTest({
                expectError: {
                    // this test will pass if the test throws an error which is an instance of class Error
                    // AND the error's message matches 'hello there'
                    errorClass: Error,
                    errorMessage: 'hello there',
                },
                test: () => {
                    // since this test always throws an error of class Error and message of 'hello there',
                    // it will always pass the test
                    throw new Error('hello there');
                },
            });
            runTest({
                expectError: {
                    // this test will pass if the test throws an error which is an instance of class Error
                    errorClass: Error,
                },
                test: () => {
                    // since this test always throws an error of class Error, it will always pass the test
                    throw new Error('hello there');
                },
            });
            runTest({
                expectError: {
                    // this test will pass if the test throws an error with a message that matches 'hello there'
                    errorMessage: 'hello there',
                },
                test: () => {
                    // since this test always throws an error with message 'hello there', it will always
                    // pass the test
                    throw new Error('hello there');
                },
            });
        },
    });
  • expect and expectError cannot both be set on the same test object

    import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';
    
    testGroup({
        description: 'invalid expect and expectError example',
        tests: (runTest) => {
            // this is invalid
            runTest({
                // @ts-expect-error
                expect: 4,
                expectError: {
                    errorClass: Error,
                },
                test: () => 3,
            });
        },
    });
  • The expect property must be present if the test function has an expected return type and the type of the expect value must match that same type, as seen below:

    import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';
    
    testGroup({
        description: 'return type mismatch example',
        tests: (runTest) => {
            runTest({
                /**
                 * This is invalid because the test function has a return type of string but expect has
                 * a type of number.
                 */
                // @ts-expect-error
                expect: 4,
                test: () => 'hello there',
            });
            runTest({
                /** This is valid because both the test function and expect have the type of number. */
                expect: 4,
                test: () => 3,
            });
        },
    });
  • If a test function always returns void (or nothing) then it cannot have any expect property (though it can have an expectError property) as that would also be a type mismatch.

    import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';
    
    testGroup({
        description: 'void return example',
        tests: (runTest) => {
            runTest({
                // this is invalid because the types don't match
                // @ts-expect-error
                expect: 4,
                test: () => {},
            });
        },
    });
  • If no expect or expectError properties are set, a test passes by simply not throwing any errors.

Extra Properties

The input object to both testGroup and runTest accept the extra properties exclude or forceOnly.

  • exclude, when set to true, excludes the attached testGroup or runTest from all tests. Defaults to false.
  • forceOnly, when set to true, forces the attached testGroup or runTest to be the only test included in the results. Defaults to false. If multiple tests have this set to true, they will all be included.

exclude Examples

import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';

testGroup({
    description: 'my excluded test group',
    // this test group will not appear in the results because it is excluded
    exclude: true,
    tests: (runTest) => {
        runTest({
            expect: 5,
            test: () => {
                return 3;
            },
        });
    },
});

// this test group will appear in the results
testGroup({
    description: 'my not excluded test group',
    tests: (runTest) => {
        runTest({
            expect: 'hello there',
            test: () => {
                return 'hello there';
            },
        });
        runTest({
            // this runTest will not appear in the results because it is excluded
            exclude: true,
            expect: 5,
            test: () => {
                return 3;
            },
        });
    },
});

forceOnly Examples

import {testGroup} from 'test-vir';

// this test group will not appear in the results because the other group is forced
testGroup({
    description: 'my excluded test group',
    tests: (runTest) => {
        runTest({
            expect: 5,
            test: () => {
                return 3;
            },
        });
    },
});

testGroup({
    description: 'my forced test group',
    tests: (runTest) => {
        runTest({
            // this runTest will be included in the results
            forceOnly: true,
            expect: 'hello there',
            test: () => {
                return 'hello there';
            },
        });
        // this runTest will not be included because the one above is forced
        runTest({
            expect: 5,
            test: () => {
                return 3;
            },
        });
    },
});

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