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QUnit on Rails

QUnit JavaScript Unit Testing framework for Rails.

Getting Started

QUnit on Rails works with Rails 3.2. You can add it to your Gemfile with:

group :development, :test do
  gem "qunit-rails"
end

Run the bundle command to install it. The engine is automatically mounted into your application in the development and test environments.

After you install it and add it to your Gemfile, you need to run the install generator:

rails g qunit:install

The generator by default will create two directories with two files inside your test folder:

test/javascripts/test_helper.js
test/stylesheets/test_helper.css

If you want to specify a custom folder name for the tests and the test helpers, you'll need to change the qunit.tests_path option in config/environments/development.rb file:

App::Application.configure do
  ...

  config.qunit.tests_path = "spec"
end

Then, this is the result if you run rails g qunit:install:

spec/javascripts/test_helper.js
spec/stylesheets/test_helper.js

If you prefer CoffeeScript, you can run:

rails g qunit:install -j coffee

This will generate a test_helper.coffee file instead of test_helper.js.

Usage

JavaScript/CoffeeScript Tests

The test/javascripts/test_helper.js file has the following content:

//= require application
//= require_tree .
//= require_self

This loads all the javascripts defined in app/assets/javascripts/application.js. Also, this pulls in all your test files from the javascripts folder into QUnit-Rails:

test/javascripts/*_test.js
test/javascripts/*_test.coffee
test/javascripts/*_test.js.coffee
test/javascripts/*_test.js.erb

Here's an example test/javascripts/foo_test.js:

test("Foo always says the truth", function() {
  foo = new Foo();

  equal(foo.truth, true, "foo.truth is not true");
});

If you're not comfortable with loading all the javascript defined in the application.js manifest file, you can delete //= require application from test_helper.js or #= require application from test_helper.coffee and use the require dependency mechanism in your tests to pull the dependencies.

Here's an example test/javascripts/foo_test.js:

//= require foo

test("Foo always says the truth", function() {
  foo = new Foo();

  equal(foo.truth, true, "foo.truth is not true");
});

Stylesheets

For including stylesheets in your tests, It uses test/javascripts/test_helper.css. Use [Sprockets][sprockets] directives to include the right css files:

/*
 *= require application
 *= require_tree .
*/

Overriding index.html

You can set your own custom Test Runner, by overriding the default index.html.erb. Create a new file in app/views/q_unit/rails/test/index.html.erb and edit it whichever you prefer:

<html>
  <head>
    <title>My Custom Test Runner</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>My Custom Test Runner</h1>
  </body>
</html>

Run Tests

Start server

Start the server to run the tests:

rails s

Go to http://localhost:3000/qunit to see the QUnit Test Runner.

[sprockets]: https://github.com/sstephenson/sprockets)