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README.md

Sinon.JS

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Standalone and test framework agnostic JavaScript test spies, stubs and mocks.

Installation

via npm (node package manager)

$ npm install sinon

or install via git by cloning the repository and including sinon.js in your project, as you would any other third party library.

Don't forget to include the parts of Sinon.JS that you want to use as well (i.e. spy.js).

Usage

See the sinon project homepage

Goals

  • No global pollution
  • Easy to use
  • Require minimal “integration”
  • Easy to embed seamlessly with any testing framework
  • Easily fake any interface
  • Ship with ready-to-use fakes for XMLHttpRequest, timers and more

Contribute?

Pick an issue to fix, or pitch new features. To avoid wasting your time, please ask for feedback on feature suggestions either with an issue or on the mailing list.

Run the tests

The Sinon.JS developer environment requires Node/NPM. Please make sure you have Node installed, and install Sinon's dependencies:

$ npm install

On Node

$ npm test

In the browser

Open test/sinon.html in a browser. To test against a built distribution, first make sure you have a build (requires Ruby and Juicer):

$ ./build

Then open test/sinon-dist.html in a browser.

Some tests needs working XHR to pass. To run the tests over an HTTP server, run

$ node_modules/http-server/bin/http-server

Then open localhost:8080/test/sinon.html in a browser.

On Rhino

The Rhino tests are currently out of commission (pending update after switch to Buster.JS for tests).