(deprecated) One-step install for client/server testing tools: chai, mocha, sinon and code coverage via blanket.
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thehelp-test (deprecated)

I don't expect to make any more updates to this project, but by all means continue to use it if it helps you out! Also, let's talk if you'd like to jump in and help maintain it! https://blog.scottnonnenberg.com/the-state-of-thehelp/#thehelp-test

One install gets you standard testing tools for both the client and the server, including client-side test coverage under requirejs via blanket.

Features

  • Includes core testing libraries: mocha, sinon, and chai available on the client and on the server
  • dist/thehelp-test-harness.js to make it easy to test on the client side, whether in the browser or via grunt-mocha
  • WinstonTestHelper to verify that calls were made as expected and/or prevent logs from hitting console
  • Easy setup for blanket on the client-side, with some key tweaks to make it work seamlessly under requirejs
  • Support for reporting mocha test results to Sauce Labs
  • If winston is installed, automatic setup of winston console logging transport both for the default logger and default collection.

Supported browsers

Sauce Test Status

Sadly, chai, the assertion library used in this project, doesn't support IE8 (okay, maybe a little). Has been tested on as low as iOS 4.3, but usage is so low for pre-6.0 versions that they are not part of the standard run.

Setup

Include the project in your dependencies:

npm install thehelp-test --save-dev

Usage (node.js)

To write tests very quickly, just pull in the project and start using it!

Here's some node.js code using it:

var test = require('thehelp-test');
var expect = test.expect;
var sinon = test.sinon;
var WinstonTestHelper = test.WinstonTestHelper;

var stub = sinon.stub();
stub();
expect(stub).to.have.property('callCount', 1);

var winston = new WinstonTestHelper({showLogs: false});
winston.info('blah');
expect(winston).to.have.deep.property('info.callCount', 1);

Usage (client-side)

This same code also works on the client, assuming that you've set things up properly. you'll need to set up requirejs paths for several dependencies. Your client-side test setup file 'setup.js' can look like this:

'use strict';

requirejs.config({
  baseUrl: '/',
  paths: {
    'thehelp-test': 'node_modules/thehelp-test/dist/thehelp-test',

    // if you'd like to measure test coverage
    'thehelp-test-coverage': 'node_modules/thehelp-test/dist/thehelp-test-coverage',

    // if you'd like to run tests from the command line grunt-mocha
    'grunt-mocha-bridge': 'node_modules/thehelp-test/dist/thehelp-test-coverage'
  }
});

require([window.entrypoint], function() {});

And the HTML file hosting your tests can look like this:

<script>
  window.entrypoint = '../../node_modules/thehelp-test/dist/thehelp-test-harness';

  window.thehelp = {
    test: {
      files: [
        'test/unit/client/test_index',
        'test/unit/both/test_something',
      ],
      mochaCss: '../../node_modules/thehelp-test/dist/mocha.css'
    }
  };
</script>

<script data-main='setup.js' src="../../bower_components/requirejs/require.js"></script>

The test file files themselves are easy:

// basic boilerplate so this file runs client and server
if (typeof define !== 'function') {
  var define = require('amdefine')(module);
}

define(['thehelp-test', '../../../src/both/something'], function(test, something) {
  'use strict';

  var expect = test.expect;

  describe('something', function() {
    it('covered should return 20', function() {
      expect(something.covered()).to.equal(20);
    });
  });
});

For all the details and a working example, take a look at the integration tests under 'test/integration' in this project.

Advanced Config

You've got a few more options than just files and mochaCss on the client side. Here are the complete set of options:

window.thehelp = {
  test: {
    // these two are required:
    files: ['the', 'test', 'file', 'paths', 'for', 'requirejs'],
    mochaCss: 'path to mocha.css',

    // optional blanket options, defaults are:
    blanket: {
      filter: '/src/',
      antifilter: '["/bower_components/", "node_modules", "/test/","/lib/"]'
    },

    // optional, defaults to true, for code coverage in browser
    coverage: false

    // optional, defaults to false, auto-starting tests on load
    waitToRun: true
  }
}

Lastly, you can set the environment variable THEHELP_TEST_LEVEL to customize the winston logging level for your tests. It defaults to 'info.'

Detailed Docs

Detailed docs be found at this project's GitHub Pages, thanks to groc and thehelp-project: http://thehelp.github.io/test/. A good place to start is thehelp-test-harnest.

Contributing changes

The end-to-end tests under 'test/integration' will be your friend. :0) It will help you ensure that the client-side part of this library is working properly. Use grunt connect:keepalive to test it in your browser.

Please cover as many browsers as you can, or use grunt cross-browser with your Sauce Credentials in env.json. When you have some changes ready, please submit a pull request with:

  • Justification - why is this change worthwhile? Link to issues, use code samples, etc.
  • Documentation changes for your code updates. Be sure to check the groc-generated HTML with grunt doc
  • A description of how you tested the change. Don't forget about the very-useful npm link command :0)

I may ask you to use a git rebase to ensure that your commits are not interleaved with commits already in the history. And of course, make sure grunt completes successfully. :0)

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Scott Nonnenberg <scott@nonnenberg.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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