Serverless Framework Docs

#Running Tests

The Serverless Framework will automatically run tests for each deployment by running npm test. The tests must pass, return 0, before the service is deployed. If the tests fail, then the service will not be deployed.

The tests only run if a test script is present in the package.json file, like in the example below:

{
  "name": "my-serverless-project",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "",
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  },
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC"
}

The tests will be skipped if the npm test command returns Error: no test specified. This is the response from npm if no test script is defined. It is also the default value of the test script when you initialize a new package.json via npm init.

#Running Node tests

If you are using Node for your runtime, then all the dependencies will automatically be installed using npm install before tests are run.

Update the tests script to run your node test suite (e.g. mocha).

#Running Python tests

If you are using Python we recommend using the serverless-python-requirements plugin to install the dependencies from requirements.txt.

If you are not using the serverless-python-requirements plugin, then you can install the requirements by adding the postinstall script to package.json.

{
  "name": "demo-python",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "scripts": {
    "postinstall": "pip3 install -r requirements.txt",
    "test": "pytest"
  },
  "devDependencies": {
    "serverless-python-requirements": "^5.0.1"
  }
}

You must update the test script in package.json to run your Python tests suite (e.g. pytest).

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