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    Grunt task for running jasmine specs via phantomjs, and able to generate code coverage report.

    NOTE This plugin is compatible with grunt 0.3, but not grunt 0.4 !!!

    Getting Started

    Install this grunt plugin next to your project's "grunt.js" or "Gruntfile", start with: npm install grunt-jasmine-coverage

    Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:



    • jasmine

      • src : Your source files to test, loaded first
      • helpers : Any helpers files to aid in testing, loaded next
      • specs : Spec files that contain your jasmine tests
      • amd: If true the spec files will be loaded via an AMD require call.
      • timeout : The timeout where the tests are abandoned
      • template : Path to a custom template.
      • server :
        • port : The port to start the server on, defaults to 8888
      • junit :
        • output : The output directory for junit xml
      • phantomjs : A hash of options to pass to phantomjs eg {'ignore-ssl-errors' : true}
      • coverage :
        • output : The output directory for coverage report
        • reportType : Could be lcov or cobertura. Default is lcov.
        • excludes : Any files to be excluded from instrumenting.
    • jasmine-server

      • browser : Open user's default browser automatically? Default true

    ( all jasmine task configuration applies to jasmine-server, but only coverage will be ignored. )

    'jasmine' : {
      src : 'src/**/*.js',
      specs : 'specs/**/*Spec.js',
      helpers : 'specs/helpers/*.js',
      timeout : 10000,
      template : 'src/custom.tmpl',
      junit : {
        output : 'junit/'
      coverage : {
        output : 'junit/coverage/',
        reportType : 'cobertura',
        excludes : ['lib/**/*.js']    
      phantomjs : {
        'ignore-ssl-errors' : true
    'jasmine-server' : {
      browser : false

    AMD Specs

    If the amd flag is set in the config specs will be loaded via an AMD require call. This does not make an assumption about the AMD library being used, you must specify the path to that in the helpers option e.g.

    helpers: [

    Spec files should define the module(s) they are testing directly as the src config option will be ignored in this case e.g.

    define(['/src/myModule.js'], function(MyModule){
      describe('MyModule', function(){
        // etc...


    The base jasmine task requires phantomjs to be installed and in the executable path. Download phantomjs here


    After successful configuration, you can run your tests through phantomjs with :

    grunt jasmine

    Or run your tests through phantomjs and generate code coverage report with :

    grunt jasmine-coverage

    Or open in a web browser with

    grunt jasmine-server

    Example configuration

    Here is an example grunt jasmine configuration based off the Pivotal Labs example app.


    Licensed under the MIT license.

    Portions adapted from grunt core tasks and are copyright Ben Alman and licensed under the MIT license

    Forked from by Jarrod Overson. And incorprates




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