vows-batch-retry

Add on to vows to add addBatchRetry command

npm install vows-batch-retry
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vows-batch-retry

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Add a addBatchRetry command to vows, for tests which involved lot of external components, and which can failed sometimes.

How to use it ?

var vows = require('vows-batch-retry'),
    assert = require('assert');

vows.describe('test if').addBatchRetry({
  'random number': {
    topic: function() {
      return Math.random();
    },
    'is upper 0.7': function(x) {
      assert(x > 0.7);
    }
  }
}, 10).export(module);

10 is the number of retry. When the test is ok, next try are ignored.

Example of output

$ node_modules/.bin/vows  random.js --spec

  ♢ test if 

Test failed 'random number' with exception, retrying. { name: 'AssertionError',
  actual: false,
  expected: true,
  operator: '==',
  message: 'false == true' }
  random number[try 1/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
Test failed 'random number' with exception, retrying. { name: 'AssertionError',
  actual: false,
  expected: true,
  operator: '==',
  message: 'false == true' }
  random number[try 2/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
Test failed 'random number' with exception, retrying. { name: 'AssertionError',
  actual: false,
  expected: true,
  operator: '==',
  message: 'false == true' }
  random number[try 3/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 4/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 5/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 6/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 7/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 8/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 9/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7
  random number[try 10/10]
    ✓ is upper 0.7

✓ OK » 10 honored (0.011s)

This test is ok after 3 tries.

Async tests

After the number of tries, you can specify the test timeout. Default value is 2000 ms.

Example :

var vows = require('vows-batch-retry'),
    assert = require('assert');

vows.describe('test if').addBatchRetry({
  'random number': {
    topic: function() {
      var callback = this.callback;
      setTimeout(function() {
        callback(null, "value");
      }, Math.random() * 500)
    },
    'is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call': function(x) {
      assert.equal("value", x);
    }
  }
}, 10, 250).export(module);

Example of output :

node_modules/.bin/vows  random-async.js --spec

  ♢ test if 

Test failed 'random number' with topic timeout, retrying.
  random number[try 1/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
Test failed 'random number' with topic timeout, retrying.
  random number[try 2/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 3/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 4/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 5/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 6/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 7/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 8/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 9/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call
  random number[try 10/10]
    ✓ is lower than 0.5, with a setTimeout call

✓ OK » 10 honored (0.820s)

This test is ok after 2 tries.

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