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Jasmine & CoffeeScript

Refers to http://carolineaubry.com/Jasmine-and-CoffeeScript/ for further information.

Jasmine is a behavior-driven development framework for testing JavaScript code. While, CoffeeScript is a tiny language that compiles JavaScript.

Run ./package.json in the current project directory to install node modules dependencies:

npm install

Add the node modules folder to your $PATH, if you haven't done it yet. If you are unsure where the folder is located simply run:

which cake

Note: On Windows, node modules are usually located at: C:\Users[name]\AppData\Roaming\npm. On OSX, you can often find them at: /usr/local/bin

Once added, you can run:

cake build:all

You should get your CoffeeScript files compiled into JavaScript and minified using the node module uglify.
Launch the ./SpecRunner.html using your web browser - every test should pass :)

Writing test commands

You can now start writing your CoffeeScript commands tests in /spec/src/coffee-script
If you wish to listen out for changes in the file you are currently working on, you can run:

cake watch:test

When this is done, you can compile them to JavaScript, by running the command:

cake build:test

When the build is done, you should be able to notice some changes in /spec/src/js
To ensure, your commands are syntaxly correct, simply launch the ./SpecRunner.html into a web browser once again. At this point, your new test commands should failed.

This is great, you now need to write the code that will make your commands pass every test.

Writing production commands

The production code for CoffeeScript is located at /app/src/coffee-script
If you wish to listen out for changes in the file you are currently working on, you can run:

cake watch

Once you are happy with your CoffeeScript, you can run the following command:

cake build

You should be able to notice changes in /app/src/js, as well as /public/js/app.min.js
The command you just ran, compiled all of your CoffeeScript located in /app/src/coffee-script into a JavaScript file located at /app/src/js/app.js
It also minifies every JavaScript files (in case you need to include some JavaScript files within this folder) located at /app/src/js into a single JavaScript file located at /public/js/app.min.js

You can now launch /public/index.html into a web page and see your current project working on this page. If you followed the previous step and wrote some test commands, you should now be able to pass your tests. Check this out by launching ./SpecRunner.html.
If not, just follow the TDD procedure and just try again :p

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