Getting Started with Frisby.js

Installation

To get started with Frisby.js, add it to your project as a dev dependency:

npm install frisby --save-dev

Writing and Running Tests

Frisby.js uses Jasmine style assertion syntax, and uses Jest to run tests.

Jest can run sandboxed tests in parallel, which fits the concept of HTTP testing very nicely so your API tests run much faster than other test runners, or using Jasmine directly.

Install Jest

If you don't have Jest installed in your project yet, install it:

npm install --save-dev jest

Create your tests

By default, Jest looks for a folder named __tests__. If it does not exist in your project yet, go ahead and create it:

mkdir -p __tests__/api
touch __tests__/api/api_spec.js

Now open __tests__/api/api_spec.js and add the following content:

const frisby = require('frisby');

it('should be a teapot', function (done) {
  frisby.get('http://httpbin.org/status/418')
    .expect('status', 418)
    .done(done);
});

Run your tests from the CLI

To run your tests, open a Terminal or console window, and type jest from the root folder of your project:

jest

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