Feb 14, 2018

Visual Studio Code: Debugging ES6 Mocha tests with Babel

In my post, I explained how to test server side REST APIs in Node.js using Mocha, Sinon and Chai. I used ES6 test methods for this and Babel is used to execute it. As test methods are executed at development end, so NO need to transpile ES6 to ES5 first and then debug the converted files. You can directly debug ES6 code with Babel.

Dec 19, 2017

Node.js: Sinon Stub and Passport Authenticate

In my last post, I spent some hours to create a stub to skip passport.authenticate method for REST API testing. So, I decided to write a separate post on the same. Before we get started, let’s take a look on how auth middleware is implemented:

Dec 18, 2017

Node.js: REST API Testing using Mocha, Sinon and Chai

In my recent post, I covered how to implement token based authentication using Passport, JWT and bcrypt. Let’s extend this post and look into testing REST APIs or server side methods in Node.js using Mocha, Chai and Sinon.

Mocha: It is a test runner to execute our tests.
keywords in code = Describe, It, before, after…etc

Chai: It is an assertion library and allows to write code like writing regular english.
keywords in code = should, assert..etc.

Sinon: It provides test spies (fake functions to track executions), stubs (replace functions with our fake implementation) and mocks (predefined fake method with behaviour).