Just run Yeti with the HTML file containing your test.
$ yeti test/fixture/basic.html Creating a Hub at http://localhost:9000 Waiting for agents to connect at http://localhost:9000. When ready, press Enter to begin testing.
Point your browsers at that URL, then come back and press Enter.
Agent connected: Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS [Hit Enter] ✔ Testing started! ✔ Yeti Simple Test Suite on Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS ✔ Agent completed: Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS 1 test passed! (175ms) $
Yeti exits automatically when all tests complete. If test failures occur, Yeti will exit with a non-zero status code.
To save time, start a Yeti Hub.
$ yeti --server Yeti Hub listening on port 9000.
Point browsers at your local Yeti on port 9000. Now, you're ready to run tests without having to reconnect browsers each time.
In another Terminal, running Yeti will connect to this Hub instead of starting a new one.
$ yeti test/fixture/basic.html Connected to http://localhost:9000 Waiting for agents to connect at http://localhost:9000. When ready, press Enter to begin testing. [Hit Enter] ✔ Testing started! ✔ Yeti Simple Test Suite on Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS ✔ Agent completed: Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS 1 test passed! (107ms)
Sharing Your Yeti Hub
Your Yeti Hub can be shared with other developers.
First, I'll start a Hub on test.yeti.cx on port 80.
$ yeti --server --port 80
Go ahead and point a few browsers there.
Now, others can connect to it from their computer like so:
$ yeti --hub http://test.yeti.cx/ test/fixture/basic.html Connected to http://test.yeti.cx/ Waiting for agents to connect at http://test.yeti.cx/. When ready, press Enter to begin testing.
pwd and your test file will be served through the Hub. Like magic.
[Hit Enter] ✔ Testing started! ✔ Yeti Simple Test Suite on Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS ✔ Agent completed: Safari (5.1.2) / Mac OS 1 test passed! (189ms)
This makes it really simple to setup an ad-hoc testing lab shared with your team.
Caveat: Yeti Next has not been tested with a large number of browsers and Hub clients. If you'd like to help change this, see the Contribute section below.
Note: Yeti Next will fail when given test files that do not exist. This will be fixed in a future release.
Yeti will report an uncaught exceptions as Script Errors.
Mobile testing made easy
When combined with localtunnel, mobile testing is simple. If you're not dealing with sensitive information, startup your Yeti Hub and then run:
$ localtunnel 9000 Port 9000 is now publicly accessible from http://3z48.localtunnel.com ...
You can then visit that URL on your mobile (or any other) device and have it run new tests.
Yeti is known to work on:
- Mac OS X
You must start Yeti's client in the directory you'll be serving tests from. For security reasons, Yeti will reject requests that try to access files outside of the directory you start Yeti in.
This is experimental software. Use at your own risk.
You will need Node.js v0.6.x or later. Node.js v0.6.12 is recommended.
If you want to run Yeti Next, clone this project if you haven't yet done so.
$ git clone git://github.com/reid/yeti.git $ cd yeti
Now install it.
$ npm install -g
Installing localtunnel helps proxy Yeti outside of your firewall. It's available as a Ruby gem:
$ gem install localtunnel
require("yeti") inside your application to script Yeti for your own use.
For API documentation:
make htmlto build HTML documentation to
- Review code comments inside
Yeti follows Semantic Versioning but is currently at a 0.x.y release. The public API is not stable. There will be changes.
npm install to locally install Vows and other dev dependencies.
make test to run Vows tests,
make spec for more details.
make coverage to generate code coverage using JSCoverage for Node.js, which will be built and installed to
Note: As of February 29, 2012, you must have an internet connection for Yeti to work and pass tests, since it currently pulls in YUI from yahooapis.com.
Bugs & Feedback
Open a ticket on YUILibrary.com's Yeti Issue Tracker to report bugs or feature requests.
Yeti is an experimental project of YUI Labs. As such, it doesn't receive the same level of support as other mature YUI projects.
Yeti is free to use under YUI's BSD license. See the LICENSE file or the YUI license page for license text and copyright information.
Your contributions are welcome! Please review the YUI contributor guide before contributing. If you haven't contributed to a YUI project before, you'll need to review and sign the YUI CLA before we can accept your pull request.