Protractor end to end testing for AngularJS - dockerised and headless with real Chrome.
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Docker image of Protractor with headless Chrome

Protractor end to end testing for AngularJS - dockerised with headless real Chrome.

Why headless Chrome?

PhantomJS is discouraged by Protractor creators and for a good reason. It's basically a bag of problems.

What is headless Chrome anyway?

To be perfectly honest - it is a real chrome running on xvfb. Therefore you have every confidence that the tests are run on the real thing.


docker run -it --rm --net=host -v /dev/shm:/dev/shm -v $(pwd):/protractor webnicer/protractor-headless [protractor options]

This will run protractor in your current directory, so you should run it in your tests root directory. It is useful to create a script, for example /usr/local/bin/ such as this:


docker run -it --rm --net=host -v /dev/shm:/dev/shm -v $(pwd):/protractor webnicer/protractor-headless $@

The script will allow you to run dockerised protractor like so: [protractor options]

Why mapping /dev/shm?

Docker has hardcoded value of 64MB for /dev/shm. Because of that you can encounter an error session deleted becasue of page crash on memory intensive pages. The easiest way to mitigate that problem is share /dev/shm with the host.

This needs to be done till docker build gets the option --shm-size.