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Stringify any JavaScript value.

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What is pretty-format?

The pretty-format npm package is a JavaScript library that allows you to serialize any JavaScript value into a string with a human-readable format. It is particularly useful for snapshot testing, where you want to compare the expected and actual output of your test cases.

What are pretty-format's main functionalities?

Pretty-printing of basic JavaScript types

This feature allows you to convert basic JavaScript types like objects, arrays, strings, numbers, etc., into a nicely formatted string.

const prettyFormat = require('pretty-format');
const value = { foo: 'bar', baz: 42 };
console.log(prettyFormat(value));

Customizing output with plugins

pretty-format supports plugins that can be used to customize the output for specific types of values, such as React elements.

const prettyFormat = require('pretty-format');
const ReactElementPlugin = require('pretty-format/plugins/ReactElement');
const reactElement = <div>Hello World</div>;
console.log(prettyFormat(reactElement, { plugins: [ReactElementPlugin] }));

Minimizing diff output

By using pretty-format in combination with a diffing library like jest-diff, you can minimize the output of diffs to make them easier to read and understand.

const prettyFormat = require('pretty-format');
const diff = require('jest-diff');
const oldValue = { a: 'old', b: 'values' };
const newValue = { a: 'new', b: 'values' };
const difference = diff(prettyFormat(oldValue), prettyFormat(newValue));
console.log(difference);

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Changelog

Source

29.7.0

Features

  • [create-jest] Add npm init / yarn create initialiser for Jest projects (#14465)
  • [jest-validate] Allow deprecation warnings for unknown options (#14499)

Fixes

  • [jest-resolver] Replace unmatched capture groups in moduleNameMapper with empty string instead of undefined (#14507)
  • [jest-snapshot] Allow for strings as well as template literals in inline snapshots (#14465)
  • [@jest/test-sequencer] Calculate test runtime if perStats.duration is missing (#14473)

Performance

  • [@jest/create-cache-key-function] Cache access of NODE_ENV and BABEL_ENV (#14455)

Chore & Maintenance

  • [jest-cli] Move internal config initialisation logic to the create-jest package (#14465)

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Last updated on 12 Sep 2023

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