grunt-mocha-spawn

run mocha tests in grunt using a node sub-process so async assertion failures won't crash grunt

npm install grunt-mocha-spawn
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grunt-mocha-spawn

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Run mocha tests in grunt using a node sub-process so async assertion failures won't crash grunt

Deprecated! This was a temporary module to bypass a bug in the regular grunt + mocha runners who all suffered a nasty bug that is solved by now.

You probably want to use the fully featured and tested grunt-mocha-test instead, unless you have specific reasons not to.

Alternates:

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

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-spawn --save-dev

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

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

The "mocha_spawn" task

Overview

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

grunt.initConfig({
  mocha_spawn: {
    options: {
      reporter: 'spec'
    },
    your_target: ['test/*.test.js']
  }
})

The options are passed as-is to the mocha module:

grunt.initConfig({
  mocha_spawn: {
    options: {
      globals: ['should'],
      timeout: 3000,
      ignoreLeaks: false,
      grep: '*-test',
      ui: 'bdd',
      reporter: 'tap'
    },
    your_target: ['test/*.test.js']
  }
})

Versions

  • 0.1.2 - recommend grunt-mocha-test
  • 0.1.1 - pass options through process/child channel instead of pushing JSON through cli
  • 0.1.0 - original release

Contributing

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.

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