What a title. Ugh.

I spent a while trying to figure out if there was a way that I could use should.js BDD-style asserts and have WebStorm’s integrated test runner understand the results. It appears that nodeunit is integrated nicely, but you have to write nodeunit tests. Here’s a little hack I came up with to let me use should.js:

var should = require('should');
var assertFn = should.Assertion.prototype.assert;

function describe(name, fn) {
    exports[name] = function (testFn) {
        should.Assertion.prototype.assert = function () {
            testFn.doesNotThrow(Function.prototype.apply.bind(assertFn, this, arguments));

describe('foo', function () {
describe('bar', function () {


should.js extends Object with a number of items, but they all create a new Should.Assertion. Here, I’m creating a nodeunit-style function that wraps should.Assertion in a nodeunit test so that the counts and itemization come out right. Then I call the actual test code with test.expect as a parameter (for convenience), and all should-style assertions will go through the wrapper and get counted as nodeunit tests. Finally I call test.done() because, well, you’re s’posed to.

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