Super simple wrapper around Jasmine for Node

npm install minijasminenode
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Based on Jasmine-Node, but minus the fancy stuff. This node.js module makes the wonderful Pivotal Lab's jasmine ( spec framework available in node.js.


MiniJasmineNode exports a library which

  • places Jasmine in Node's global namespace, similar to how it's run in a browser
  • adds asynchronous testing with done().
  • adds result reporters for the terminal.
  • adds the ability to load tests from file.

The module also contains a command line wrapper that can be run with

./bin/minijl specDir/mySpec1.js specDir/mySpec2.js

For more info on the command line wrapper

./bin/minijl --help


Get the library with

npm install minijasminenode

Or, install globally

npm install -g minijasminenode

If you install globally, you can use minijasminenode directly from the command line

minijasminenode mySpecFolder/mySpec.js


    var miniJasmineLib = require('minijasminenode');
    // At this point, jasmine is available in the global node context

    // Add your tests by filename.

    // If you'd like to add a custom Jasmine reporter, you can do so. Tests will
    // be automatically reported to the terminal.

    // Run those tests!

You can also pass an options object into executeSpecs

    var miniJasmineLib = require('minijasminenode');

    var options = {
      // An array of filenames, relative to current dir. These will be
      // executed, as well as any tests added with addSpecs()
      specs: ['specDir/mySpec1.js', 'specDir/mySpec2.js'],
      // A function to call on completion.
      // function(runner, log)
      onComplete: function(runner, log) { console.log('done!'); },
      // If true, display spec names.
      isVerbose: false,
      // If true, print colors to the terminal.
      showColors: true,
      // If true, include stack traces in failures.
      includeStackTrace: true,
      // Time to wait in milliseconds before a test automatically fails
      defaultTimeoutInterval: 5000


Version 1.3.1 of Jasmine is currently included with node-jasmine.

New a canary version using Jasmine v2.0.0 is now available using

npm install minijasminenode@canary

to run the tests


This will run passing tests as well as show examples of how failures look. To run only passing tests, use npm test or ./bin/minijn spec/*_spec.js

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