Begin by installing the rut-dom package (or another renderer specific package) as a dev dependency. Since this is a React testing library, be sure react, and react-dom (or react-native, etc) is also installed.

yarn add --dev rut-dom

And that's it! Head over to the API for more information on how to use render(), renderAndWait(), and others -- or continue reading for testing framework specific functionality.

Test Integrations

Rut provides a handful of matchers and snapshot serializers (framework dependent) for expecting and asserting common patterns. To make use of these, follow the instructions for your chosen testing framework.


Install the jest-rut package as a dev dependency.

yarn add --dev jest-rut

Once installed, add jest-rut to setupFilesAfterEnv in your jest.config.js file.

module.exports = {
setupFilesAfterEnv: ['jest-rut'],

This will automatically register the snapshot serializer and all matchers. No need to import within your test files.

Lint Integrations

Rut also provides custom linting rules to enforce best testing practices.


Install the eslint-plugin-rut package as a dev dependency.

yarn add --dev eslint-plugin-rut

Once installed, add the recommended config to your .eslintrc.js file. By default this will target all test files using ESLint overrides in the format of *.test.(ts|js)x?.

module.exports = {
extends: ['plugin:rut/recommended'],

If you prefer to manage the targets yourself, something like the following will suffice.

module.exports = {
overrides: [
files: ['*.spec.ts', '*.spec.js'],
plugins: ['rut'],
rules: {
'rut/no-act': 'error',

View list of available rules!