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Version: 1.x

E2E Testing

End-to-end tests are located in the src/e2e directory.

Build and Run E2E Tests

Watch mode (for development)

npm run e2e

This command builds and executes the e2e tests. If you modify a file and save it, the code is rebuilt and the tests are run again. This is particularly useful in development: you do not need to re-run the command every time you make code changes.

The process runs forever until you stop it.

Simple mode (for CI and Git hooks)

If you need to build and run the tests only once, you can use these two commands:

npm run build:e2e # Build the e2e tests code (compile the typescript files and copy the templates)
npm run start:e2e # Execute the e2e tests from the built files

These commands are particularly useful when you want to integrate your tests into a CI pipeline or a Git hook.

The SuperTest library

You can use the SuperTest library to write your e2e tests. It is installed by default.


// 3p
import { createApp } from '@foal/core';
import * as request from 'supertest';
import { createConnection, getConnection } from 'typeorm';

// App
import { AppController } from '../app/app.controller';

describe('The server', () => {

let app;

before(async () => {
await createConnection();
app = createApp(AppController);

after(() => getConnection().close());

it('should return a 200 status on GET / requests.', () => {
return request(app)