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    Nightwatch Schematics

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    Fast and easy installation of Nightwatch into your projects

    Framework & Language Supported: Angular | React | Vue | Typescript

    Nightwatch.js Schematic Logo

    This project is a Schematics implementation that allows you to easily integrate Nightwatch into your Angular, React, Vue, Typescript projects.

    This Schematic will:

    🏗️ Install Nightwatch, and it's dependencies
    ⚙️ Add NPM scripts for running Nightwatch tests
    📦 Scaffold base Nightwatch config and test files
    Prompt for removal of Protractor files and configuration



    Nightwatch Schematics Demo

    🚀 Usage

    Run as one command in an Angular CLI app directory. Note this will add the schematic as a dependency to your project.

    ng add @nightwatch/schematics

    One can provide following options:

    Option Description
    noBuilder This will skip the builder addition, leaving the angular.json file unmodified and requiring you to run Nightwatch from the command line or through your IDE. Include --noBuilder in your ng add command.

    With the custom builder installed, you can run Nightwatch with the following commands:

    ng e2e
    ng run {your-project-name}:nightwatch-run

    These two commands do the same thing. They will run nightwatch e2e tests.

    Once Nightwatch is added to your project, all Nightwatch CLI options will be available when triggering e2e tests. E.g.: --verbose, --retries etc.


    🚧 Currently, React is not fully supported, but we are working on it.

    One can still add Nightwatch to the React projects, please follow Nightwatch get started guide.


    Vue Cli have plugin @vue/cli-plugin-e2e-nightwatch which can be used to install Nightwatch in Vue projects.



    Nightwatch Schematics Demo

    🚀 Usage

    Install Schematics CLI globally

    npm install -g @angular-devkit/schematics-cli

    Install Nightwatch-schematics in your project

    npm install @nightwatch/schematics

    Run following command to install Nightwatch in your project:

    schematics @nightwatch/schematics:ng-add

    Once Nightwatch is added to your project, all Nightwatch CLI options will be available when triggering e2e tests. E.g.: --verbose, --retries etc. One can update e2e:test to include cli options.

    🐛 Issues

    Issues with this schematic can filed here

    If you want to contribute (or have contributed in the past), feel free to add yourself to the list of contributors in the package.json before you open a PR!


    How do I update @nightwatch/schematics package?

    This command will update nightwatch schematic package

    npm update @nightwatch/schematics

    Where can I ask for help and report bugs?

    The best way to ask for help and to report bugs is to open an issue.

    Gitter is another option.

    I created new angular project, how do I remove Protractor and install Nightwatch?

    It's very simple, you just have to run ng add @nightwatch/schematics command, and it will prompt you to remove Protractor from angular project.

    How do I run on another browser that was initially selected in angular app?

    All you have to do is install the relevant drivers, and replace env value (Check the column names in the table below) env-name in angular.json. The config in angular.json will look like this.

      "nightwatch-run": {
        "builder": "@nightwatch/schematics:nightwatch",
        "options": {
          "devServerTarget": "angularapp:serve",
          "tsConfig": "../nightwatch/tsconfig.e2e.json",
          "config": "./nightwatch.conf.js",
          "env": "<env-name>"
        "configurations": {
          "production": {
            "devServerTarget": "angularapp:serve:production"
      "e2e": {
        "builder": "@nightwatch/schematics:nightwatch",
        "options": {
          "devServerTarget": "angularapp:serve",
          "tsConfig": "../nightwatch/tsconfig.e2e.json",
          "config": "./nightwatch.conf.js",
          "env": "<env-name>"
        "configurations": {
          "production": {
            "devServerTarget": "angularapp:serve:production"

    How do I run on another browser that was initially selected in typescript project?

    In package.json, you will find e2e:test in the scripts, and change env value. To change the value, You can refer below table

      "e2e:test": "./node_modules/.bin/tsc -p ./nightwatch/tsconfig.e2e.json && ./node_modules/.bin/nightwatch --env '<env-name>' --config './nightwatch.conf.js"

    How to run e2e tests using npm?

    Projects command
    Angular App npm run e2e
    Typescript Project npm run e2e:test


    Drivers available to install

    Name driver command
    chrome chromedriver npm install chromedriver --save-dev
    firefox geckodriver npm install geckodriver --save-dev
    selenium-server selenium-server npm install selenium-server --save-dev

    👩🏽‍💻 Development

    Getting Started

    🛠️ Node.js and npm are required for the scripts. Make sure it's installed on your machine.

    ⬇️ Install the dependencies for the schematic and the sandbox application

    npm i && cd sandbox && npm i && cd ..

    🖇 Link the schematic in the sandbox to run locally

    npm run link:sandbox

    🏃 Run the schematic

    npm run build:clean:launch

    🧪 E2E Testing

    Execute the schematic against the sandbox. It will add Nightwatch config, tests, and custom builder, then run e2e tests in the sandbox.

    npm run test

    🧪 Unit Testing

    Run the unit tests using Jasmine as a runner and test framework

    npm run build:test
    npm run test:unit

    ♻️ Reset the Sandbox

    Running the schematic locally performs file system changes. The sandbox is version-controlled so that viewing a diff of the changes is trivial. After the schematic has run locally, reset the sandbox with the following.

    npm run clean

    These projects: @briebug/cypress-schematic, schuchard/prettier-schematic helped us in development of this project. Thank you!


    npm i @nightwatch/schematics

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