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Module containing a generator for configurations for Grunt tasks for running tests using mocha, selenium-webdriver, and Sauce Labs.

Configurations are generated for unit tests (which can be used even if you don't use the other options supported), in-browser integration tests run locally using the selenium-webdriver NPM, and integration tests run in the cloud on Sauce Labs via the sauce NPM.

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To use, list this package along with whichever of the following

you want to use in your project. Require the other grunt plugin packages that you'll be using from your Gruntfile.js normally (individually or via matchdep). Requiring this module returns a function with the following signature:

configurationHash = makeConfig(grunt, settingsHash)

You can also reuse the following configuration files for your project by creating symbolic links to the versions under node_modules/quick-grunt-config-mocha-sauce:

  • .sauce-configs.js
  • lib/mocha.opts

This module registers and creates the configuration for a complete set of Grunt tasks for each "test type" that you want to use. The default test types are "unit" and "integration", but this can be over-ridden by including an array of test type names in the optional settings argument hash under the key testTypes. To duplicate the default behavior, you would invoke quick-grunt-config-mocha-sauce like this:

function configureGrunt(grunt) {
  var configuration = {},
      settings = {
    testTypes: ["unit", "integration"]
  _.merge(configuration, require("quick-grunt-config-mocha-sauce")(grunt, settings));
  // other stuff

The set of file globs that are put into the mochacli configuration hash entries created by this module for each test type are as follows, and in the following order:

  • lib/TYPE/**/*_globals.js from quick-grunt-config-mocha-sauce
  • test/TYPE/**/*_globals.js from your project
  • for each string in settings.testFileGlobs.common (if present):
    • test/TYPE/STRING from your project
  • any/all glob strings in the array settings.testFileGlobs.TYPE
  • lib/TYPE/**/*_helpers.js from quick-grunt-config-mocha-sauce
  • test/TYPE/**/*_helpers.js from your project
  • test/TYPE/**/*_spec.js from your project

This order is intended to allow you to use the global functions and helper modules defined in quick-grunt-config-mocha-sauce in conjunction with any of your own, plus of course, specs. And ensures that all the *_globals.js files are loaded by Mocha first, so that their content is available to all of the other files.

Contributions and suggestions are welcome, including a set of unit tests covering the existing behavior. Currently, running grunt in this directory loads and executes the tasks defined by the NPM quick-grunt-config-coding-conventions. Please ensure that any changes you make continue to pass these checks.

Right now the "reference user" for this module is Running 'grunt' in that repository after installing your modified version of this module should run clean, and should correctly find errors you introduce in JavaScript files in the 'app' and 'build_components' directories.

If you make/propose changes that are incompatible with this module's invokation in ecdex/tsme, please make a matching pull request against that repository.

If you want to introduce unit tests for this module, please introduce a set of development dependencies that are a subset of those in ecdex/tsme.


  • configuration options to control the name assumed for the test directory in the host project (default to "test"), and the suffix of individual test files we look for in those directories (default to "spec").
  • some configuration option to replace the hard-coded assumption that there is an "integration" entry in settings.testTypes and that the files and Mocha tests for that test type are the ones to be used by the integrate-sauce Grunt task we register.
  • a configuration mechanism for people who don't want to use grunt-environmental.