grunt-mocha-phantomjs

Run client-side mocha tests using phantomjs

npm install grunt-mocha-phantomjs
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grunt-mocha-phantomjs

A simple wrapper to run client-side mocha tests using mocha-phantomjs

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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-mocha-phantomjs --save-dev

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

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-mocha-phantomjs');

The "mocha_phantomjs" task

Run this task with the grunt mocha_phantomjs command.

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

PhantomJS is installed when installing using NPM.

Options

reporter

Type: String
Default: spec

The reporter that should be used. See the supported reporters for more information.

output

Type: String

The file that the task should output the results to. If output is specified, the task will always complete and not throw an error code if errors are found. The CI will determine if the build failed or not.

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.

Additional arguments may be passed. See mocha-phantomjs's usage.

Usage examples

Basic usage (CI checks for error code)

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

File output for CI

// Project configuration.
grunt.initConfig({
  mocha_phantomjs: {
    options: {
      'reporter': 'xunit',
      'output': 'tests/results/result.xml'
    },
    all: ['test/**/*.html']
  }
});

Local server

Include the grunt-contrib-connect plugin to run a local server

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

grunt.registerTask('test', ['connect', 'mocha_phantomjs']);

Release History

  • 2014-03-01   v0.4.3   Add lodash and async as dependencies
  • 2014-02-18   v0.4.2   Fix to prevent the stream from closing
  • 2014-02-18   v0.4.1   Pipe stdout to a file if supplied
  • 2014-01-14   v0.4.0   Upgrade mocha-phantomjs to 3.3.0
  • 2013-10-31   v0.3.2   Upgrade mocha-phantomjs to 3.2.0
  • 2013-10-31   v0.3.1   Added support for --no-color
  • 2013-07-05   v0.3.0   Upgrade mocha-phantomjs to 3.1.0
  • 2013-04-19   v0.2.8   Fix path to mocha-phantomjs binary on windows when not installed with plugin
  • 2013-04-19   v0.2.7   Fixes error thrown when tests pass and no output file specified
  • 2013-04-18   v0.2.6   Fix path to mocha-phantomjs binary on windows
  • 2013-04-18   v0.2.5   Added an output option to write test results to a file for CI support
  • 2013-04-15   v0.2.2   Added exit code to report failed tests with Travis CI
  • 2013-04-11   v0.2.1   Added check for existing local install of mocha-phantomjs
  • 2013-04-08   v0.2.0   Update phantomjs to 1.9.0 to fix unzipping issue
  • 2013-03-27   v0.1.1   Fix to omit urls from being passed to phantomjs
  • 2013-03-27   v0.1.0   Initial release supporting all options for mocha-phantomjs

Notes

This is a very basic implementation of mocha-phantomjs. Failed tests and errors do not bubble up for custom reporting. The idea of this is to be mainly used by a CI and let the CI manage the error reporting.

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