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Unit testing Vue.js components with the official Vue testing tools and Jest

An official toolset for testing Vue components will be released soon. In a new series Jover Morales tells you all about it.

vue-test-utils, the official VueJS testing library and based on avoriaz, is just around the corner. @EddYerburgh is indeed doing a very good job creating it. It provides all necessary tooling for making easy to write unit test in a VueJS application.

Jest, on the other side, is the testing framework developed at Facebook, which makes testing a breeze, with awesome features such as:

– Almost no config by default
– Very cool interactive mode
– Run tests in parallel
– Spies, stubs and mocks out of the box
– Built in code coverage
– Snapshot testing
– Module mocking utilities


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.