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Why not PhantomJS?
For starter, I don’t hate PhantomJS because it’s not Gecko. I love the tool and it’s pioneering idea, but the shipping version lacks of a lot of browser APIs needed for my project to run. It does not come with
Function.prototype.bind (reason given here); nor I have no idea the version of WebKit it is shipping with, given the fact it comes with
ArrayBuffer interface but without other basics like
Uint16Array. Since JSZhuyin rely on these interfaces to work on binary data, I would have to set up the CI with anything other than PhantomJS.
If you are looking to run PhantomJS and QUnit, the grunt-contrib-qunit task is so easy to set up and it’s probably not warrant a post here. For testing on SlimerJS, I’ve turned to the grunt-shell task instead and run it with a shell script. Without messing up the format of the post here, please refer to the actual setup:
- .travis.yml (based on comment here.)
- grunt-shell setup in Gruntfile.js
- test/headless-runner.js (simply copied from the PhantomJS repository)
The first problem I hit was that SlimerJS does not return exit code due to Gecko constant.
tee the output to a file and
grep it solve the problem. The last small glitch I encountered when I push everything to Travis CI was the fact
$TMPDIR directary is not actually writable in their VMs; so I moved the temporary file to the working directory instead.
I hope this post will help you get everything running. Web testing and automation is a gigantic topic in which I’ve just starting scratching it’s surface; sometimes I wish there should be a simple tool where you could set it up and forget it, but I still enjoy the alternative process before that show up.