testjs

A compact testing module for node.js.

test.js is a compact testing module for node.js that simply wraps node's assert module and generates pretty printed output.

  • Small footprint, minimal dependencies
  • Non-utf8 and Windows terminal approved
  • Allows asynchronous testing
  • Allows modular tests by just assembling data structures
  • Simple API and Cli (just testjs)
  • Emphasis on timers
  • Available through npm: npm -g install testjs

Place your test suite in tests/suite.js.

// package.json 
...
{
    "devDependencies": {
        "testjs": "latest"
    },
    "scripts": {
        "test": "testjs"
    }
}
...

npm test

// tests/run.js 
var Suite = require("testjs");
 
Suite.run({
    "firsttest"function(test) {
        ...
        test.done();
    },
    ...
});
// package.json 
...
{
    "scripts": {
        "test": "node tests/run.js"
    }
}

npm test

All of node's assert (just replace assert through test) plus test.notOk(...) as a negated ok.

  • test#ok(actual) / test#notOk(actual) / test#ifError(actual)
  • test#equal(actual, expected) / test#notEqual(actual, notExpected)
  • test#deepEqual(actual, expected) / test#notDeepEqual(actual, notExpected)
  • test#strictEqual(actual, expected) / test#notStrictEqual(actual, notExpected)
  • test#throws(blockFunction[, classRegExpOrValidationFunction]) / test#doesNotThrow(blockFunction)

There is also a test#log(...) for logging straight to the test console.

When typing testjs in a terminal, tests/suite.js will be run. Also supports running runners: testjs tests/run.js or custom / other unit tests under the condition that the runner (here: run.js) does not export anything. If it does, whatever it exports will be run.

test.js is partially interoperable with nodeunit. There is no setUp/tearDown however and there are no aliases for things like equal, which is for example aliased as equals in nodeunit. However, test.js including dependencies is about 100kb while nodeunit is about 16mb.

OptionFunction
--nocolors or -ncDisables terminal colors.
--name=NAME or -n=NAMESets the suite name. Defaults to the name defined in package.json which is looked up inside of the current working directory or to the base name of the suite file if there is no package.json. The hard coded default is suite.
--silent or -sDoes not produce any output.

Always returns the number of failed tests as the status code.

Example: testjs --name=MyGame -nc tests/mygame-test.js

Apache License, Version 2.0