I tested the Node.js test runner, so you don’t have to.

Alberto de Murga
5 min readAug 10, 2022

The release of Node.js 18 brought a surprise: an experimental test runner, like other languages like Python, Go or Deno. Node.js has been around since 2009, but given that until now it has not had an official test runner, several projects have attempted to take that spot. Although the runner is still experimental, given that this version will turn into a LTS version, I decided to compare to other established test runners.

In this article, I am not:

  • Running any benchmarks.

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Alberto de Murga

Software engineer at @bookingcom. I like to make things, and write about what I learn. I am interested in Linux, git, JavaScript and Go, in no particular order.