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Getting Started

Writing tests

A solid platform is the foundation of a durable application, but tests are essential!

Begin apps come with some boilerplate tests in the test directory, with the test script specified in package.json:

  "scripts": {
    "test": "cross-env NODE_ENV=testing tape 'test/*-test.js' | tap-spec"

We use the cross-env package and single quote (') around the glob to ensure the test command works on Mac, Linux and Windows environments.

Tests run via npm test.

While you can use any test runner and reporter combo you want, we recommend the TAP family for testing. Test suites that require their runners to inject globals can create some very difficult to debug situations.

While also not strictly required, we recommend setting your NODE_ENV to testing in your test script.