almost 4 years ago


  1. npm install chai, bundle with package
  2. 官網補充:dependency and mocha


在 mocha 中,我們有這樣一段程式:

describe('Array', function(){    
   describe('#indexOf()', function(){
      it('should return -1 when the value is not present', function(){  
         assert.equal(-1, [1, 2, 3].indexOf(5)) 
         assert.equal(-1, [1, 2, 3].indexOf(0))

其中 node 本身雖然也提供 assert,但是 chai 專門針對這部份提供更多 API,以下是官網的說明:

The assert style is exposed through assert interface. 
This provides the classic assert-dot notation, similiar to that packaged with node.js. 
This assert module, however, provides several additional tests and is browser compatible.



 var assert = require('chai').assert
  , foo = 'bar'
  , beverages = { tea: [ 'chai', 'matcha', 'oolong' ] };

describe("try chai with mocha", function(){
     it("typeOf", function(){
        assert.typeOf(foo, 'string', 'foo is a string');
     it("chai's equal", function(){
         assert.equal(foo, 'bar', 'foo equal `bar`');
     it("lengthOf", function(){
        assert.lengthOf(foo, 4, 'foo`s value has a length of 3');
     it("lengthOf in array", function(){
        assert.lengthOf(beverages.tea, 3, 'beverages has 3 types of tea');

(因為是不同的 test case,所以一個 it 只會執行一種 assert,因此才要分開不同 it)

存檔成 test.js 後就可以用 mocha 來執行測試了:

 try chai with mocha
    ✓ typeOf 
    ✓ chai's equal 
    1) lengthOf
    ✓ lengthOf in array 

  3 passing (9ms)
  1 failing

  1) try chai with mocha lengthOf:
     AssertionError: foo`s value has a length of 3: expected 'bar' to have a length of 4 but got 3
      at Function.assert.lengthOf (/Users/veck/Desktop/JSTest/2_mocha_chai/node_modules/chai/lib/chai/interface/assert.js:890:37)
      at Context.<anonymous> (/Users/veck/Desktop/JSTest/2_mocha_chai/test.js:15:14)
      at callFn (/Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runnable.js:251:21)
      at (/Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runnable.js:244:7)
      at Runner.runTest (/Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runner.js:374:10)
      at /Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runner.js:452:12
      at next (/Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runner.js:299:14)
      at /Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runner.js:309:7
      at next (/Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runner.js:248:23)
      at Object._onImmediate (/Users/veck/.nvm/v0.10.35/lib/node_modules/mocha/lib/runner.js:276:5)
      at processImmediate [as _immediateCallback] (timers.js:354:15)


BDD(behavior driven development) 的開發模式產生了兩種常用的測試方法:expectshould

(以下省略 mocha 部分程式碼)

var expect = require('chai').expect
  , foo = 'bar'
  , beverages = { tea: [ 'chai', 'matcha', 'oolong' ] };



shouldexpect 基本上一樣,差別在於方法的實作上,expect 是做成 global function,而 should 是 class property,也就是物件可以用 property 的方式呼叫 expect 的測試案例

還有一點就是,expect 引用是用 require('chai').expect,但 should 是用 require('chai').should()

NOTICE: This style has some issues when used Internet Explorer, so be aware of browser compatibility.

var should = require('chai').should() //actually call the the function
  , foo = 'bar'
  , beverages = { tea: [ 'chai', 'matcha', 'oolong' ] };'string');


Chai 可以透過下面的方法來取用外部工具

chai.use(_chai, util){
    // your helpers here
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