grunt-mocha-spawn

run mocha tests in grunt using a node sub-process so async assertion failures won't crash grunt

grunt-mocha-spawn

run mocha tests in grunt using a node sub-process so async assertion failures won't crash grunt

This is temporary until regular mocha runners for grunt fix their async error bugs

Alternate to:

If you use grunt from inside your IDE and you have problems with the default mocha reporters' funky usage of terminal output commands then consider my basic mocha-unfunk-reporter alterate that only uses plain console.logs().

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-mocha-spawn --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-mocha-spawn');

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named mocha_spawn to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  mocha_spawn: {
    options: {
      reporter: 'spec'
    },
    your_target: {
      src: ['test/*.test.js']
    }
  }
})

The options are passed as-is to the mocha module:

grunt.initConfig({
  mocha_spawn: {
    options: {
      globals: ['should'],
      timeout: 3000,
      ignoreLeaks: false,
      grep: '*-test',
      ui: 'bdd',
      reporter: 'tap'
    },
    your_target: {
      src: ['test/*.test.js']
    },
  }
})
  • 0.1.0 - original release

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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