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Grunt plugin to run Qunit tests on your AMD libraries without having to create html pages.


Grunt plugin to run Qunit tests on your AMD libraries without having to create html pages.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1 (and is not working with node 0.10)

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-qunit-amd --save-dev

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


The "qunit_amd" task


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

    qunit_amd: {
     unit: function(test){
            var config = {
                include: [
                require: {
                    baseUrl: 'assets/javascripts/src',
                    paths: {
                        jquery: 'public/javascripts/jquery-2.0.0.min',
                        mustache: 'public/javascripts/mustache',
            if (test) {
                config.tests = ["test/assets/unit/"+test+".js"];
            } else {
                config.tests = ["test/assets/unit/*.js"];
            return config;
#to launch all tests: 
grunt qunit_amd:unit
#to launch just one test: 
grunt qunit_amd:unit:myTestFileName



Type: Array

An array of files to be injected in all the test suites.


Type: Array

An array of patterns to retrieve the test files. Test files are threated as require.js main files

sample test:

require(['jquery', 'myLibrary'], function($, myLib){
    'use strict';
    module('myLibraryTest', {
        setup: function(){
            $("<div id='domDependency'></div>").appendTo(document.body);
        teardown: function(){
            document.body.innerHTML = '';
    test('my test', 1, function(){
        var myDiv = $('#domDependency');
        equal(myLib.getElement().id, 'domDependency', "everythings is fine");

I provided a phantom.log method to be used to log properly to console (HTMLElements already parsed, object already stringified, etc).


Type: Object

In order to take advantage of Istanbul code coverage reporting

coverage: {
    out: 'path/to/your/coverage/output/folder',
    tmp: 'path/to/a/temp/folder',
    pathsToCover: ['glob/to/the/files', 'you/want/coverage/for']


Type: Object

QUnit configuration by default QUnit is configured like this:

QUnit.config.blocking = false;
QUnit.config.requireExpects = true;
QUnit.config.autorun = false;

in order to override this settings you need just to pass a config object

qunit :{
    requireExpects: false,
    autorun: true


Type: Object

RequireJS configuration Read the RequireJS documentation


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.


This library exists because I've been working with these guys and I learned a lot of stuff about testing: Marco Pracucci, Rocco Zanni, Luca Lischetti