That's correct, you set it up with a mock database, and npm test inserts its own testing data and cleans up after itself when it's done. No need to have NodeBB running for the testing suite to run.
NodeBB EC2 micro how much load can handle
Ive nodeBB forum on ec2 t2.micro, nodebb and mongo are on the same machine,
do you know how much load / users it can handle ? ( plus minus aprox )
Probably not... but a good (if inaccurate) test would be to run
abagainst it from a different machine.
ab -c 100 -n1000