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Differencify is a library for visual regression testing

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Differencify
Differencify
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About

Differencify is a library for visual regression testing via comparing your local changes with reference screenshots of your website. It is built on top of chrome headless using Puppeteer.

Reference Local changes
Differencify Differencify

How it works

Differencify

Installation

Note: Differencify uses async/await and targets Node v7.6.0 or greater

Install the module:

npm install differencify

Usage

const Differencify = require('differencify');
const differencify = new Differencify(GlobalOptions);

Differencify matches Puppeteer’s API completely. Look at API.md for more details.

Validate your changes

(async () => {
  const result = await differencify
    .init(TestOptions)
    .launch()
    .newPage()
    .setViewport({ width: 1600, height: 1200 })
    .goto('https://github.com/NimaSoroush/differencify')
    .waitFor(1000)
    .screenshot()
    .toMatchSnapshot()
    .result((result) => {
      console.log(result); // Prints true or false
    })
    .close()
    .end();

  // or unchained

  const target = differencify.init({ chain: false });
  await target.launch();
  const page = await target.newPage();
  await page.setViewport({ width: 1600, height: 1200 });
  await page.goto('https://github.com/NimaSoroush/differencify');
  await page.waitFor(1000);
  const image = await page.screenshot();
  const result = await target.toMatchSnapshot(image)
  await page.close();
  await target.close();

  console.log(result); // Prints true or false
})();

See more examples here

Usage with JEST

Only need to wrap your steps into it() function

const differencify = new Differencify();
describe('tests differencify', () => {
  it('validate github page appear correctly', async () => {
    await differencify
      .init()
      .launch()
      .newPage()
      .goto('https://github.com/NimaSoroush/differencify')
      .screenshot()
      .toMatchSnapshot()
      .close()
      .end();
  });
});

As you can see, you don’t need to return result as toMatchSnapshot will automatically validate the result. See more jest examples here.

Test PASS

Test FAIL

Same way as Jest snapshots testing, to update the snapshots, run jest with --updateSnapshot or -u argument.

Jest reporter

You can generate an index document of the saved images by using the differencify jest reporter.

$ npm i -D differencify-jest-reporter

Enable the reporter in your jest config:

module.exports = {
  reporters: [
    'default', // keep the default reporter
    [
      'differencify-jest-reporter',
      {
        debug: true,
        reportPath: 'differencify_reports', // relative to root of project
        reportTypes: {
          html: 'index.html',
          json: 'index.json',
        },
      },
    ],
  ],
};

Alternatively, enable the reporter with the cli:

jest --reporters default differencify-jest-reporter

Jest reporter output

differencify-report

Usage with other test frameworks

If you are using other test frameworks you can still validate your tests. Differencify will return true or false by the end of execution. This can be used to assert on. See this example.

To Create/Update reference screenshots, simply set environment variable update=true and run the same code.

> update=true node test.js

Debugging

It is possible to debug your tests execution by passing debug:true as global config in Differencify class. See full list of configs below

const differencify = new Differencify({ debug: true });

Visible mode

By default differencify runs chrome in headless mode. If you want to see the browser in non-headless mode set headless:false when launching the browser. See more details here.

const differencify = new Differencify();
(async () => {
  await differencify
    .init()
    .launch({ headless: false })
    .newPage()
    .goto('https://github.com/NimaSoroush/differencify')
    .screenshot()
    .toMatchSnapshot()
    .close()
    .end();
})();

API

See API.md for a full list of API calls and examples.

GlobalOptions

Parameter type required description default
debug boolean no Enables console output false
imageSnapshotPath string no Stores reference screenshots in this directory ./differencify_reports
saveDifferencifiedImage boolean no Save differencified image to test report path in case of mismatch true
saveCurrentImage boolean no Save the captured image from current test run to test report path true
mismatchThreshold integer no Difference tolerance between reference/test image 0.001

TestOptions

Parameter type required description default
testName string no Unique name for your test case test
chain boolean no Whether to chain differencify commands or not. More details on examples true

Steps API

See API.md for a full list of API calls and examples.

Interested on Docker image!

A Docker base image is available for local and CI usage based on this Dockerfile. To see an example look at this Dockerfile.

Usage:

FROM nimasoroush/differencify
RUN npm install differencify
...

See the integration test example for working usages and CI integration with jest, and mock examples in API.md

Visit project Gitter Chat for general Q/A around project

See CONTRIBUTING.md if you want to contribute.

Read this article that explain simple usage of this library

Article about how to use Differencify in Docker

Gist example with vanilla node