Running Nodeunit Tests
PyCharm 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 PyCharm 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 PyCharm, see the section Testing.
Enabling unit testing for Node.js applications
- Download, install, and enable the Node.js plugin. The plugin is not bundled with PyCharm, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
- Download and install the Node.js runtime environment.
- Download and install the nodeunit testing framework
Creating Nodeunit tests
Create a folder
testat the same level as the
testfolder. For each production file, create a separate test file.
- Mark the folder where the tests are stored as test folder.
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.
Last modified: 20 April 2016