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How to BDD a Node.js app with websocket/socket.io client

Submitted Jul 23, 2013

The regular BDD options in Node.js do not work with websockets. There is a pretty easy hack which nobody seems to be talking about.


There are regular BDD solutions for Node.js - Zombie.js & PhantomJS are two popular approaches. Neither of it works if your Node.js app uses websockets ( Dont have stats but IMHO every Node.js app has websocket client talking to it for real-time communication).

In that case, there is neat hack by segregating HTML & JS, use jsdom Node.js module to import HTML & directly import the JS. It gets pretty easier to do BDD then. Pretty nifty hack.

Come to the session for a more hands-on session with an example app. Checkout a full-fledged app built using the same approach at http://github.com/pocha/terminal-codelearn

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