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AMD Converter

Quick Start

  • git clone
  • cd amdconverter
  • python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000
  • Open in browser: localhost:8000

Or use apache.


converter.js has an array called replacements that defines each replacement. The script runs each one serially, so order is important. It also declares a object map called dependNameMap, which defines each dependency and its "alias". Over time the definition of these rules have become pretty funky, but the gist of them is they specify a pattern and a depend property. The pattern property defines what is replaced. The first grouping item is the method. The depend property is used to lookup the alias.

Hardlink converter.js

Optional: Link converter.js to the converter.js on the projects svn trunk so changes are synced.

  • ln converter.js /your/svn/trunk/node/location/converter.js


Change path to node folder inside each script before using. Probably a better way to use node and globally install the node convertToAMD script, but nonetheless these scripts work.

  • convertFolder will convert all js files that do not have AMD signatures in the current folder
  • convert file.js will convert a single file
  • Use -O option to overwrite the file.

Adding tests

Simple Test

  • Add test name to testNames.json in root dir

        tests: [
            'yourtestname' // <-- Added test
  • Create a yourtestname folder in the tests directory

  • Create input.js and expected.js files in the yourtestname directory

    • input.js should be in the format of the old style dojo api (1.6)
    • expected.js should be the expected result of the conversion
  • Example directory stucture:

    - amdconverter/
        - tests/
            - basic/
                - input.js
                - expected.js
            - yourtestname/
                - input.js
                - expected.js

Multiple Tests

  • Add the test to testNames.json as an object with a map that links an input file with an expected output file

        tests: [
                'name': 'declare', // <-- Added test
                'map' : [
                        'input' : 'input1', // Any name could be used
                        'expected': 'expected1'
  • As above, create a folder in the tests folder corresponding to the name attribute in the object

  • Create input and expected files corresponding to the file names in the map
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