angular-test-patterns

High Quality Guide for Testing AngularJS

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High Quality Cut-n-Paste Guide for Testing your AngularJS Controllers, Services, Constants, Directives and Filters. As well as ideas on how to use Mocks, End-to-End tests, Performance Testing, A/B Testing and More!

Testing Patterns

What's an AngularJS Test Pattern?

A test pattern is a proven way to properly test a given feature of your AngularJS application. It's a design pattern for testing.

Why?

This started as a place for me to jot down the patterns I've been using while building several AngularJS projects.

Contributing Test Patterns

Pull Requests Welcome! I would love see these patterns evolve over time from community input as more refined approches are discovered. So please share what's working well for you!

Prepare your environment

  • Install Node.js (NPM will come bundled).
  • Fork the main repository.
  • Clone your Github repository: git clone git@github.com:<github username>/angular-test-patterns.git
  • Go to the test patterns directory: cd angular-test-patterns
  • Add the main repository as an upstream remote to your repository: git remote add upstream https://github.com/daniellmb/angular-test-patterns.git
  • Run bash init-repo.sh to initialize your local repository.

To add a new test pattern

Unit Testing the Patterns

To ensure a clear and consistent style of test patterns, every block of code must pass the following rules via npm test The rules are written in literate CoffeeScript so they are nicely self-documenting.

To add a new pattern rule

  • Create a new <my-rule-name>.spec.coffee.md literate CoffeeScript file in the spec/rules folder.
  • Create a new <my-rule-name> folder in the spec/fixtures folder.
    • Add a text file for each of the supported languages, see examples.
    • Make your fixture as specific as possible. For example, if you are testing that the pattern is lint-free you don't need to include a code comment as there is a separate test for that.
  • Define your test pattern rule, see examples.
  • Run npm run testRules to ensure the rule passes using the fixtures.

Submitting Your Changes

  • Create and checkout a new branch off the master branch for your changes: git checkout -b my-fix-branch master
  • Create your patch, make sure that all tests pass.
  • Commit your changes and create a descriptive commit message (the commit message is used to generate release notes, please check out the commit message conventions and the commit message presubmit hook validate-commit-msg.js): git commit -a
  • Push your branch to Github: git push origin my-fix-branch
  • In Github, send a pull request to daniellmb:master
  • When the patch is reviewed and merged, delete your branch and pull yours — and other — changes from the main (upstream) repository:
    • Delete your branch in Github, run: git push origin :my-fix-branch
    • Check out the master branch, run: git checkout master
    • Delete your local branch, run: git branch -D my-fix-branch
    • Update your master with the latest upstream version, run: git pull --ff upstream master
  • If you need to make changes to your pull request, you can update the commit with git commit --amend. Then, update the pull request with git push -f.

That's it! Thank you for your contribution!

The Future

Once we have a solid set of robust testing patterns, I'd like to get them integrated into a Yeoman AngularJS generator.

License

The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2013 Daniel Lamb

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