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Why Poku?​

Poku can show you how simple testing can be 🌱

You don't need to learn it all at once to get started πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸŽ“

Let's make describe, beforeEach and everything else easier πŸš€

Poku brings human-friendly testing and assertion to Node.js, Bun & Deno at the same time ✨

πŸ”¬ Start by seeing how to use assert
πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ”¬ Need to test an API? Check the startService and startScript
πŸ§ͺ Then learn how to use poku CLI to run all your test files at once
πŸ§™πŸ» So, just if you want to, go deeper into learning about Poku

🩡 Take Your Time


Install πŸ“¦β€‹

Install Size

npm i -D poku

Test it πŸ”¬β€‹

import { assert } from 'poku';

assert(true, 'Poku will describe it 🐷');
  • Change from .mjs to .js by defining "type": "module" in your package.json.
  • Note that these examples use ESM, but you can use CJS as well.

Run it πŸš€β€‹

npx poku

That's it πŸŽ‰β€‹

Available Methods​



  • test , describe and it (organize, group, and isolate tests)
  • watch (watch for changes and re-run related test files)
  • beforeEach and afterEach (hooks for test setup and teardown)
  • startScript (run package.json scripts in background)
  • startService (run files in background)
  • kill (terminate ports, port ranges, and PIDs)
  • getPIDs (debug processes IDs using ports and port ranges)
  • and much more πŸ‘‡πŸ»

See the complete documentation.


Initially, the documentation and examples are based on Node.js and ESM usage, but you can use all the options normally for both Bun and Deno, including CJS.


I'm continuously working to improve Poku. If you've got something interesting to share, feel free to submit a Pull Request. If you notice something wrong, I'd appreciate if you'd open an Issue.


Please check the for instructions πŸš€


Poku is under the MIT License.

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