grunt-contrib-qunit

Run QUnit unit tests in a headless PhantomJS instance.

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Run QUnit unit tests in a headless PhantomJS instance.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

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-contrib-qunit --save-dev

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

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-contrib-qunit');

Qunit task

Run this task with the grunt qunit command.

Task targets, files and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.

When installed by npm, this plugin will automatically download and install PhantomJS locally via the grunt-lib-phantomjs library.

Also note that running grunt with the --debug flag will output a lot of PhantomJS-specific debugging information. This can be very helpful in seeing what actual URIs are being requested and received by PhantomJS.

OS Dependencies

This plugin uses PhantomJS to run tests. PhantomJS requires these dependencies

On Ubuntu/Debian

apt-get install libfontconfig1 fontconfig libfontconfig1-dev libfreetype6-dev

On CentOS

yum install fontconfig freetype

Options

timeout

Type: Number
Default: 5000

The amount of time (in milliseconds) that grunt will wait for a QUnit start() call before failing the task with an error.

inject

Type: String
Default: (built-in)

Path to an alternate QUnit-PhantomJS bridge file to be injected. See the built-in bridge for more information.

urls

Type: Array
Default: []

Absolute http:// or https:// urls to be passed to PhantomJS. Specified URLs will be merged with any specified src files first. Note that urls must be served by a web server, and since this task doesn't contain a web server, one will need to be configured separately. The grunt-contrib-connect plugin provides a basic web server.

force

Type: boolean
Default: false

When true, the whole task will not fail when there are individual test failures, or when no assertions for a test have run. This can be set to true when you always want other tasks in the queue to be executed.

(-- PhantomJS arguments)

Type: String
Default: (none)

Additional -- style arguments that need to be passed in to PhantomJS may be specified as options, like {'--option': 'value'}. This may be useful for specifying a cookies file, local storage file, or a proxy. See the PhantomJS API Reference for a list of -- options that PhantomJS supports.

Usage examples

Wildcards

In this example, grunt qunit:all will test all .html files in the test directory and all subdirectories. First, the wildcard is expanded to match each individual file. Then, each matched filename is passed to PhantomJS (one at a time).

// Project configuration.
grunt.initConfig({
  qunit: {
    all: ['test/**/*.html']
  }
});

Testing via http:// or https://

In circumstances where running unit tests from local files is inadequate, you can specify http:// or https:// URLs via the urls option. Each URL is passed to PhantomJS (one at a time).

In this example, grunt qunit will test two files, served from the server running at localhost:8000.

// Project configuration.
grunt.initConfig({
  qunit: {
    all: {
      options: {
        urls: [
          'http://localhost:8000/test/foo.html',
          'http://localhost:8000/test/bar.html'
        ]
      }
    }
  }
});

Wildcards and URLs may be combined by specifying both.

Using the grunt-contrib-connect plugin

It's important to note that grunt does not automatically start a localhost web server. That being said, the grunt-contrib-connect plugin connect task can be run before the qunit task to serve files via a simple connect web server.

In the following example, if a web server isn't running at localhost:8000, running grunt qunit with the following configuration will fail because the qunit task won't be able to load the specified URLs. However, running grunt connect qunit will first start a static connect web server at localhost:8000 with its base path set to the Gruntfile's directory. Then, the qunit task will be run, requesting the specified URLs.

// Project configuration.
grunt.initConfig({
  qunit: {
    all: {
      options: {
        urls: [
          'http://localhost:8000/test/foo.html',
          'http://localhost:8000/test/bar.html',
        ]
      }
    }
  },
  connect: {
    server: {
      options: {
        port: 8000,
        base: '.'
      }
    }
  }
});

// This plugin provides the "connect" task.
grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-contrib-connect');

// A convenient task alias.
grunt.registerTask('test', ['connect', 'qunit']);

Custom timeouts and PhantomJS options

In the following example, the default timeout value of 5000 is overridden with the value 10000 (timeout values are in milliseconds). Additionally, PhantomJS will read stored cookies from the specified file. See the PhantomJS API Reference for a list of -- options that PhantomJS supports.

// Project configuration.
grunt.initConfig({
  qunit: {
    options: {
      timeout: 10000,
      '--cookies-file': 'misc/cookies.txt'
    },
    all: ['test/**/*.html']
  }
});

Events and reporting

QUnit callback methods and arguments are also emitted through grunt's event system so that you may build custom reporting tools. Please refer to to the QUnit documentation for more information.

The events, with arguments, are as follows:

  • qunit.begin
  • qunit.moduleStart (name)
  • qunit.testStart (name)
  • qunit.log (result, actual, expected, message, source)
  • qunit.testDone (name, failed, passed, total)
  • qunit.moduleDone (name, failed, passed, total)
  • qunit.done (failed, passed, total, runtime)

In addition to QUnit callback-named events, the following events are emitted by Grunt:

  • qunit.spawn (url): when PhantomJS is spawned for a test
  • qunit.fail.load (url): when PhantomJS could not open the given url
  • qunit.fail.timeout: when a QUnit test times out, usually due to a missing QUnit.start() call
  • qunit.error.onError (message, stackTrace)

You may listen for these events like so:

grunt.event.on('qunit.spawn', function (url) {
  grunt.log.ok("Running test: " + url);
});

Release History

  • 2013-09-29   v0.3.0   Update grunt-lib-phantomjs to v0.4.0. Add qunit.fail.load and qunit.fail.timeout events. Update QUnit to v1.12.0. Add force option. Propagate onError events from phantomjs through the qunit.error.onError event. Remove confusing error message.
  • 2013-06-06   v0.2.2   Warn if no assertions ran in a single test. Spaces instead of newlines for clickable urls. Wrap bridge.js in a IIFE.
  • 2013-04-05   v0.2.1   Update to use PhantomJS 1.9.0. Fixes PhantomJS not found errors.
  • 2013-02-28   v0.2.0   Update to use PhantomJS 1.8.1.
  • 2013-02-15   v0.1.1   First official release for Grunt 0.4.0.
  • 2013-01-18   v0.1.1rc6   Updating grunt/gruntplugin dependencies to rc6. Changing in-development grunt/gruntplugin dependency versions from tilde version ranges to specific versions.
  • 2013-01-09   v0.1.1rc5   Updating to work with grunt v0.4.0rc5. Switching to this.filesSrc api. Adding "urls" option for specifying absolute test URLs.
  • 2012-10-05   v0.1.0   Work in progress, not yet officially released.

Task submitted by "Cowboy" Ben Alman

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