Library testing

Command line testing

You must first run grunt serve.

Command lines must be run from the root of the gpf-js folder.

  • With mocha:
    • http://localhost:8000/test/host/mocha/web.html
    • node test/host/mocha/nodejs.js
  • Without mocha:
    • http://localhost:8000/test/host/web.html
    • node test/host/nodejs.js
    • phantomjs test/host/phantomjs.js
    • cscript /E:jscript test\host\cscript.js
    • java -jar node_modules\rhino-1_7r5-bin\rhino1_7R5\js.jar test\host\rhino.js
  • With grunt:
    • testing with PhantomJS (as a browser):
      • grunt connectIf mocha
      • grunt connectIf mocha:source
      • grunt connectIf mocha:debug
      • grunt connectIf mocha:release
    • testing with NodeJS:
      • grunt mochaTest
      • grunt mochaTest:source
      • grunt mochaTest:debug
      • grunt mochaTest:release
    • testing with cscript (Windows only):
      • grunt exec:testWscript
      • grunt exec:testWscriptVerbose (alias: grunt wscript)
      • grunt exec:testWscriptDebug
      • grunt exec:testWscriptRelease
    • testing with a simulated cscript environment (Non-windows):
      • grunt exec:testNodewscript
      • grunt exec:testNodewscriptVerbose (alias: grunt nodewscript)
      • grunt exec:testNodewscriptDebug
      • grunt exec:testNodewscriptRelease
    • testing with Rhino (java required):
      • grunt exec:testRhino
      • grunt exec:testRhinoVerbose (alias: grunt rhino)
      • grunt exec:testRhinoDebug
      • grunt exec:testRhinoRelease
    • testing with Nashorn (java required):
      • grunt exec:testNashorn
      • grunt exec:testNashornVerbose (alias: grunt nashorn)
      • grunt exec:testNashornDebug
      • grunt exec:testNashornRelease
    • testing with browsers using Selenium:
      • you must first run node detectSelenium to check drivers installation (see below)
      • grunt firefox
      • grunt chrome
      • grunt ie
      • grunt safari

Selenium drivers

To enable browser automation with Selenium, a driver must be installed for most browsers. It is recommended to put them in the current PATH.

Please check selenium-webdriver documentation page.


Safari 5.1.7 for Windows

Command line browser testing

Coming with version 0.1.7, it is now possible to test a specific browser using a command line.

There are several assumptions:

  • The command line is spawned with only one parameter: the URL to open,
  • The command line must remain active until the test is completed,
  • When the test completes, the spawned process is closed with a SIGKILL signal.

To configure the command line:

  • Make sure to run grunt at least once: this will initialize the tmp/config.json file.
  • Open the tmp/config.json file, look for the "browsers" part
  • For each browser you want to test, add a dictionary with "type": "spawn" and the binary path to the command line specified in the "bin" property. Optionally, parameters that would be prepended before the testing URL might be specified with an array property "args"

For instance, Safari testing on Windows:

    "browsers": {
        "chrome": {
            "type": "selenium"
        "safari": {
            "type": "spawn",
            "bin": "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Safari\\Safari.exe"