Tape simplifies unit-testing eliminating the need to use an assertion library. Tape supports a number of modules that pretty-prints error or success messages on the terminal. You can even use tape’s binary to run unit-tests.
After you write your tests, you need to automate the process of running them. This is where task runners enter the game. Here are a few task runners which plays well with other unit-testing frameworks listed above.
Cucumber is a tool for running automated tests written in plain language. Because they’re written in plain language, they can be read by anyone on your team. Because they can be read by anyone, you can use them to help improve communication, collaboration and trust on your team.
Nightwatch.js is an easy to use Node.js based End-to-End (E2E) testing solution for browser based apps and websites. It uses the powerful W3C WebDriver API to perform commands and assertions on DOM elements. It has a built-in command-line test runner which can run the tests either sequentially or in parallel, together, by group, tags or single.
Love it or hate it, unit-testing is important part of the workflow. If you need your code to be reliable, secure and bulletproof, unit-testing is your weapon of choice. These frameworks and task runners come handy if you need a good night’s sleep, without having to worry about your code.