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verify-it

Randomised test property/data generation for NodeJS.

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This module provides:

  • Randomised property inputs for testing (delegating the actual testing to a global it or test function).
  • Global verify.it and verify.test functions (which are synonyms).
  • A global verify.describe function (delegating the actual testing to a global describe function).
  • A series of generator functions that can be used to generate properties.
  • Generators are simply functions that produce a value so custom generators are simple to create.

What it is not:

  • A property-based testing framework - each test scenario is only run once with the requested randomised inputs.

Usage

A global it or test function is required for verify-it to delegate testing to (it is used in preference to test). This could be provided by mocha, jest, jasmine or a similar testing framework.

A simple mocha example would be:

require('mocha')
const { Gen } = require('verify-it')
 
const myGenerator = () => `My custom generated value: ${Math.random()}`
 
describe('The verify-it library', () => {
  verify.it('should inject randomised properties',
    Gen.string, Gen.object, myGenerator,
    (someString, someObject, someCustomValue) => {
      // Write your tests here in the usual way using the supplied randomised values...
    }
  )
 
  verify.it('should allow testing of asynchronous callbacks if the test framework supports it', () => {
    Gen.string, Gen.object, myGenerator,
    (someString, someObject, someCustomValue, done) => {
      // Write some more tests here but call the done function when finished
      done()
    }
  )
 
  verify.describe('when verify.describe is used', Gen.object, (someObject) => {
    verify.it('allows the same generated value to be shared across multiple tests',
      Gen.object, (someOtherObject) => {
        // Write your tests here using both someObject and someOtherObject
      }
    )
  })
})

If your test framework has test.only or it.only and test.skip or test.skip then verify.it.only, verify.test.only, verify.it.skip, and verify.it.skip will also be available. Similarly, if describe.only or describe.skip exist, verify.describe.only and verify.describe.skip will be available.

Generators

Generators are simply functions that produce a value. Several built-in generators are supplied:

const { Gen } = require('verify-it')
Function Produces Notes
Gen.word string Produces an english word picked at random from a word list.
Gen.string string Produces a random string between 1 and 100 characters in length.
Gen.stringWithLength(length) string Produces a random string with a fixed length.
Gen.stringNonNumeric string Produces a random string that does not contain numeric characters between 1 and 100 characters in length.
Gen.integer number Produces a random integer in the inclusive range between Number.MIN_SAFE_INTEGER and Number.MAX_SAFE_INTEGER.
Gen.integerBetween(min, max) number Produces a random integer in the inclusive range between min and max.
Gen.float number Produces a random number in the inclusive range between -1E10 and 1E10
Gen.floatBetween(min, max) number Produces a random number in the inclusive range between min and max
Gen.object Object Produces an object with random word keys and randomised string values.
Gen.objectWith(...keys) Object Produces an object with the supplied keys and randomised string values.
Gen.error Error Produces an Error with a random message string.
Gen.boolean boolean Produces a random boolean value
Gen.array(generator, length) Array Produces an array with length elements (or between 1 and 100 elements if length is omitted) generated using generator. e.g. Gen.array(Gen.string) will produce an array of strings.
Gen.distinct(generator, length) Array Produces an array of length length with distinct values generated using generator. Equality is based on ===. If distinct values cannot be generated after 10 generation attempts, an error will be thrown.
Gen.pick(values) any Picks a random element from the supplied values array.

Development

  • Install dependencies: yarn install.
  • Run all tests: yarn test.
  • Check dependencies for security vulnerabilities and licensing issues: yarn check-dependencies.

Contributing

See these notes for information for contributors.

License

verify-it is available to all via the Apache-2.0 license.

Copyright © 2017 BBC

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