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This framework is DEPRECATED. Please use Janus.js instead.

Looking for a no-nonsense testing framework for JavaScript? Look no further! This is a barebones testing framework, but it's fluent and it works.

A demo is available on my playground.


Usage is fairly simple. Let's first setup an add() function.

const add = (...nums) => nums.reduce((total, n) => total + n);

To test this function, first set the description of the test case.

Test('1+1 should be 2');

After that, you can specify the test to run

Test('1+1 should be 2')
	.expect(add(1, 1));

And then what you expect the result to be

Test('1+1 should be 2')
	.expect(add(1, 1))


.expect() === .assert()

.to() === .toBe() === .toHave() === .is() === .equals()

Advanced usage

This test framework also has some extras that may be useful.


By default, the to() method will use strict comparison (===) when comparing the expected and actual result. You can specify what kind of comparator to use in your test using .using().

Test('The word `hello` should contain the letter 'h'')
	.using((expected, actual) => ~actual.indexOf(expected))

The comparator function takes the expected value as the first argument and the actual value as the second. Thus, actual is 'hello', and expected is the character 'h'.

There are five built-in comparators in this testing framework, including the contains comparator above. You can use them by declaring

		Test.ValidationFunction.EQUALS ||
		Test.ValidationFunction.NOT_EQUALS ||
		Test.ValidationFunction.CONTAINS ||
		Test.ValidationFunction.ARRAY_SHALLOW ||


Before executing a test, it is possible to perform some action first. This can be used to setup some background on the scenario.

let data;
const updateData = () => {
	data = 'hello';

Test('Get data from service')

Note that you can .expect() a Promise to have a result too.

const fetchName = Promise.resolve('Michael');

Test('Get name from Promise')


Similar to Jasmine, you can observe a function to see whether or not it has been called.

function triggerCall() {

Test('Service made a call')
	.observe(apiService, 'call')
	.do(() => {

You can also expect a function not to have been called.

Test('Service did not make a call')
	.observe(apiService, 'call')
	.do(() => {})

If you do not want the original function to be called, just set false when observing the function.

Test('Service made a call')
	.observe(apiService, 'call', false)
	.do(() => {
	.toHaveBeenCalled(); // The actual `apiService.call` was not called

Test config

You have a few options to configure the test.

Output location

By default, the test result will be output to the console. If you desire, you can specify the output location of the tests


And the results will be styled and beautiful to look at.

Hide passing tests

By default, all test results regardless of whether they pass or not will be shown. To hide tests that pass, simply


Console color

If using the framework in a NodeJS environment, it will automatically colorize the output. If you wish to change the coloring method (you shouldn't), you can set it by

	Test.Console.CONSOLE ||

Real-world usage

When you want to test your code, require test.js in your file. An exported inject() function will allow you to inject any file into the test scenario and run it in the context of your test. The syntax of inject() is as follows:

inject(context, relativePath);

Where context is usually the NodeJS global __dirname. A sample test file would look something like this:

'use strict';

const { Test, inject } = require('path/to/test.js');
inject(__dirname, '../relative/path/to/file/to/test.js');

// Begin tests