Running Nodeunit Tests
WebStorm supports integration with the nodeunit framework thus enabling running unit test for Node.js applications.
To create and run unit tests for a Node.js application, perform these general steps
- Enable nodeunit support.
- Write the unit tests.
- To have WebStorm recognize the unit tests and detect the corresponding production source code, mark the folder where the unit tests are stored as test folder.
- Create a run configuration of the type Nodeunit.
- Launch unit tests and monitor test results in the Run tool window.
This topic provides guidelines in Node.js-specific unit testing procedures. For general information on testing in WebStorm, see the section Testing.
Enabling unit testing for Node.js applications
- Make sure that the Node.js plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with WebStorm and activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
- Download and install the Node.js runtime environment.
- Download and install the nodeunit testing framework
Creating Nodeunit tests
Creating a Nodeunit run configuration
- Open the Run/Debug Configuration dialog box by choosing on the main menu.
- Click the Add button on the toolbar and select the Nodeunit configuration type.
In the dialog box that opens, specify the following:
- The name to identify the configuration.
The path to the NodeJS installation to use.
If you have appointed one of the installations as default, the field displays the path to its executable file.
The working directory. This can be the project root folder or the parent directory for the
The scope of tests to run.
- Apply the changes and close the dialog box.