Is there a capybara for Node.js?

Does anyone know whether there is anything similar to capybara for Node.js?


How about Zombie?


Insanely fast, headless full-stack testing using Node.js

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If you're going to write an insanely fast, headless browser, how can you not call it Zombie Zombie it is.

Zombie.js is a lightweight framework for testing client-side JavaScript code in a simulated environment. No browser required.

Cucumber-JS is the closest you will get in Javascript:

You can use the library to drive JS, headless and Selenium, however it is missing the 'capybara' shared API between each of the different 'worlds'. There is a good talk at and supporting github code at

I'm hoping that when the phantomjs webdriver wire protocol is finished ( and if Soda/Selenium ( is able to drive it then the headless tests will be able to be automated via Selenium thus bypassing the need for Capybara.

I'm a rails-turned-node developer and I've always been looking for a analogy in the JS world for the winning RSpec/Capybara combination. Here is what I've found what I like best.

  • Mocha - for running asynchronous tests
  • Chai - for assertions
  • Request - for handling HTTP request/response
  • Cheerio - for selecting HTML elements from responses

Here is a more involved post on how to set up this stack including continuous test running.

Happy Testing!


Jellyfish is a Node project that aims to make it easy to launch different JavaScript environments and run your code.


I've created a library to help out with cucumber-js. It gives you callable steps and parsed arguments. This works with cucumber and doesn't replace it.

Quick features:

  • Sync step definitions, no more callbacks;
  • Call other step from step definitions;
  • Parse values such as arrays, objects and decimals;

Hope you find it useful (:

We created a complete acceptance testing solution in JS

It uses CucumberJS (Mocha/Jasmine soon) to drive your acceptance tests

  • Downloads and starts Phantom / Selenium
  • Injects a preconfigured Webdriver.IO instance into the testing context
  • Includes the request npm library (for REST) the assertion library of your choice (Chai / Jasmine-expect)
  • Uses fibers for synchronous testing (no callback hell / promise confusion)
  • Works with SauceLabs / BrowserStacks etc
  • Support outside in testing with a watch mode that continuously runs the scenarios you tag with @focus
  • Supports CI out of the box and tested on Circle/Codeship/Travis (using headless Chrome/Firefox)

It doesn't make you coffee, yet

Yes, see expresso and more here - Unit testing framework for node.js that specifically supports testing async code?

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