# Setting Up React Native Testing Library

# Installing React Native Testing Library

We'll be using React Native Testing Library with the Jest test runner. If you haven't already, set up Jest.

Now we'll add React Native Testing Library:

$ yarn add --dev @testing-library/react-native

# Smoke Test

To confirm it's working, let's write a trivial component and test it.

At the root of your project, create a Hello.js file and enter the following contents:

import React from 'react';
import {Text} from 'react-native';

const Hello = () => <Text>Hello, world!</Text>;

export default Hello;

Next, create a __tests__ folder if there isn't one already, then add a Hello.spec.js file in it with the following contents:

import React from 'react';
import {render} from '@testing-library/react-native';
import Hello from '../Hello';

describe('Hello', () => {
  it('renders the correct message', () => {
    const {queryByText} = render(<Hello />);
    expect(queryByText('Hello, world!')).not.toBeNull();

Run your tests with yarn test. If you added the unit smoke test as well as the component smoke test, you should see the following output:

 PASS  __tests__/smoke.spec.js
 PASS  __tests__/formatAddress.spec.js
 PASS  __tests__/Hello.spec.js

Test Suites: 3 passed, 3 total
Tests:       3 passed, 3 total
Snapshots:   0 total
Time:        3.781s
Ran all test suites.
✨  Done in 4.70s.