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Testify is a JavaScript and Typescript test runner extension for VSCode. It adds codelens near the framework's keywords, such as

  • suite,
  • describe,
  • context,
  • it,
  • specify
  • test

enabling VSCode to run associated tests and output the results in the integrated terminal. Currently it works out of the box for Mocha and Jest test runner.




The following configuration properties are available:

Property Description Example
testify.additionalArgs CLI args to pass to test runner "--watch"
testify.envVars Environment variables to set before running a test { "NODE_ENV": "test" }
testify.skipFiles Array of glob patterns for script paths to skip ["<node_internals>/**/*.js"]
testify.testRunnerPath Path to test runner "src/node_modules/.bin/mocha"


This extension works currently with :

  • Mocha
  • Jest
  • AVA
  • Playwright Test


We use Semantic Versioning for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository. Also, this project adheres to Keep a Changelog.


Please read the CONTRIBUTING, and, specially, the CODE OF CONDUCT documents.

Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Felix J. Batista

Willian Silva


Johan Rouve

Kreshchenko Nickolay

Sascha Dais


Caleb Boyd

Also, a special thank you to Barbara Iamauchi who designed the amazing new icon for this project!

Barbara Iamauchi
Barbara Iamauchi

This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!


  • Geoffrey - Initial work - Github: @g3offrey
  • Felix J. Batista - Forked project - Github: @felixjb

based on JavaScript Test Runner by Geoffrey


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.

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