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HTTP assertions made easy via super-agent.


The motivation with this module is to provide a high-level abstraction for testing HTTP, while still allowing you to drop down to the lower-level API provided by super-agent.


You may pass an http.Server, or a Function to request() - if the server is not already listening for connections then it is bound to an ephemeral port for you so there is no need to keep track of ports.

SuperTest works with any test framework, here is an example without using any test framework at all:

var request = require('./')
  , express = require('express');

var app = express();

app.get('/user', function(req, res){
  res.send(201, { name: 'tobi' });

  .expect('Content-Type', /json/)
  .expect('Content-Length', '20')
  .end(function(err, res){
    if (err) throw err;

Here's an example with mocha, note how you can pass done straight to any of the .expect() calls:

describe('GET /users', function(){
  it('respond with json', function(done){
      .set('Accept', 'application/json')
      .expect('Content-Type', /json/)
      .expect(200, done);

Anything you can do with superagent, you can do with supertest - for example multipart file uploads!

.attach('test/fixtures/homeboy.jpg', 'avatar')


You may use any super-agent methods, including .write(), .pipe() etc and perform assertions in the .end() callback for lower-level needs.

.expect(status[, fn])

Assert response status code.

.expect(status, body[, fn])

Assert response status code and body.

.expect(body[, fn])

Assert response body text with a string, regular expression, or parsed body object.

.expect(field, value[, fn])

Assert header field value with a string or regular expression.


Perform the request and invoke fn(err, res).