karma-json-preprocessor
DefinitelyTyped icon, indicating that this package has TypeScript declarations provided by the separate @types/karma-json-preprocessor package

0.3.3 • Public • Published

karma-json-preprocessor

Preprocessor for converting JSON files into JS variables.

Installation

Using npm:

npm install karma-json-preprocessor --save-dev

Configuration

Following code shows the default configuration:

// karma.conf.js
module.exports = function(config) {
  config.set({
    preprocessors: {
      '**/*.json': ['json']
    },
 
    files: [
      '**/*.js',
      '**/*.json'
    ]
  });
};

How does it work ?

This preprocessor converts JSON files into JS variables and publishes them in the global window.__json__, so that you can use these to externalize your json fixtures.

Note that your files will be validated with JSON.parse and ignored if parsing throw an error.

For instance this foo.json

{
  "id": 1,
  "name": "foo"
}

This file will be served as foo.json.js and available in global window.__json__:

console.log(window.__json__['foo.json']);
console.log(window.__json__['foo.json'].id);
console.log(window.__json__['foo.json'].name);

This preprocessor will publish javascript on a global variable: it means that if you update an object, theses updates will never be reverted. If your tests do not alter objects, you don't have to worry about this, otherwise, you should clone objects before using it.

Since version 0.3.0, you can also use the $get function to use a clone of the original object:

console.log(window.__json__.$get('foo.json'));
 
// Following line will display 'true'
// Objects are equals, but new instance is returned each time.
console.log(window.__json__.$get('foo.json') !== window.__json__.$get('foo.json'));

Configuration

Default global variable name is by default __json__, but you can override it with your own name in karma configuration:

// karma.conf.js
module.exports = function(config) {
  config.set({
    preprocessors: {
      '**/*.json': ['json']
    },
 
    files: [
      '**/*.js',
      '**/*.json'
    ],
    
    jsonPreprocessor: {
      varName: '$json'
    }
  });
};

And now in your test:

console.log(window.$json['foo.json']);
console.log(window.$json['foo.json'].id);
console.log(window.$json['foo.json'].name);

For more information on Karma see the homepage.

Package Sidebar

Install

npm i karma-json-preprocessor

Weekly Downloads

15,509

Version

0.3.3

License

MIT

Last publish

Collaborators

  • mickael.jeanroy