grunt-blitz

Run blitz.io sprints and rushes from grunt

npm install grunt-blitz
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grunt-blitz

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And now from grunt tasks too!

Run blitz.io sprints and rushes from grunt

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1. You'll also need an account with blitz.io.

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-blitz --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-blitz');

The "blitz" task

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named blitz to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  blitz: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    },
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.
    },
  },
})

Options

options.blitzid

Type: String Default value: null

This should be the email address associated with your blitz.io account. e.g. your@email.co.uk

options.blitzkey

Type: String Default value: null

This is your blitz.io api key. e.g. hedheshi-815the42-15645344-12345678

N.B. After registering for a blitz.io account, you should be able to find your api details here

options.logPath

Type: String Default value: null

Optional path to a log file.

options.blitz

Type: String Default value: null

The blitz.io test you wish to run. For details, look here

e.g. -r ireland http://www.bbc.co.uk

Usage Examples

In this example, we're setting two blitz tests. The first is a simple sprint that checks that www.somepage.co.uk is available from Ireland. The second test is a rush that scales from 1 to 10 concurrent users hitting the site over 100 seconds.

grunt.initConfig({
  blitz: {
    options: {
      blitzid: 'your@email.co.uk',
      blitzkey: 'hedheshi-815the42-15645344-12345678',
       logPath: 'logs/results.log'
    },
    sprint: {
      blitz: '-r ireland http://www.somepage.co.uk',
    },
    rush: {
      blitz: '-r ireland -p 1-10:100 http://www.somepage.co.uk'
    }
  },
})

You can then run either blitz test with:

grunt blitz:sprint

or

grunt blitz:rush

Warning: Don't run grunt blitz when you have defined multiple tests without specifiying a specific target task as this may result in spamming the blitz.io api and earn you a slap on the wrist.

Authenticating with Blitz.io

It's probably not a great idea to store your api credentials in the Gruntfile. as an alternative you can omit them from the Gruntfile and pass them in at the command line instead:

grunt blitz:sprint --blitzid your@email.co.uk --blitzkey blah-blah-blah-blah

Contributing

Develop in coffee script. Run grunt to start the compile and test watch processes for convenient TDD. Run grunt build to test and compile the source before packaging.

Oh yeah, use Git Flow - you know it makes sense :)

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History

1.0.0 - First release. Whoop!

1.1.0 - AppDex support

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