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tape-run

tape-run

A tape test runner that runs your tests in a (headless) browser and returns 0/1 as exit code, so you can use it as your npm test script.

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Usage

First write a test utilizing tape and save it to test/test.js:

var test = require('tape');
 
test('a test', function (t) {
  t.ok(true);
  t.end();
});

Then run this command using tape-run and browserify and watch the magic happen as the TAP results stream in from a browser (default: electron):

$ browserify test/*.js | tape-run
TAP version 13
# one
ok 1 true
 
1..1
# tests 1
# pass  1
 
# ok
 
$ echo $?
0

API

You can use tape-run from JavaScript too:

var run = require('tape-run');
var browserify = require('browserify');
 
browserify(__dirname + '/test/test.js')
  .bundle()
  .pipe(run())
  .on('results', console.log)
  .pipe(process.stdout);

And run it:

$ node example/api.js
TAP version 13
# one
ok 1 true
 
1..1
# tests 1
# pass  1
 
# ok
{ ok: true,
  asserts: [ { ok: true, number: 1, name: 'true' } ],
  pass: [ { ok: true, number: 1, name: 'true' } ],
  fail: [],
  errors: [],
  plan: { start: 1, end: 1 } }

run([opts])

opts can be:

  • wait (Number) [Default: 1000]: Make tap-finished wait longer for results. Increase this value if tests finish without all tests being run.
  • port (Number): If you specify a port it will wait for you to open a browser on http://localhost:<port> and tests will be run there.
  • static (String): Serve static files from this directory.
  • browser (String): Browser to use. Defaults to electron. Available if installed:
    • chrome
    • firefox
    • ie
    • phantom
    • safari
  • keepOpen (Boolean): Leave the browser open for debugging after running tests.
  • node (Boolean): Enable nodejs integration for electron.
  • basedir (String): Set this if you need to require node modules in node mode

The CLI takes the same arguments, plus --render (see blow):

$ tape-run --help
Pipe a browserify stream into this.
browserify [opts] [files] | tape-run [opts]
 
Options:
  --wait       Timeout for tap-finished                                                                                
  --port       Wait to be opened by a browser on that port                                                             
  --static     Serve static files from this directory                                                                  
  --browser    Browser to use. Always available: electron. Available if installed: chrome, firefox, ie, phantom, safari  [default: "electron"]
  --render     Command to pipe tap output to for custom rendering                                                      
  --keep-open  Leave the browser open for debugging after running tests                                                
  --node       Enable nodejs integration for electron                                                                  
  --basedir    Set this if you need to require node modules in node mode                                               
  --help       Print usage instructions  

...or any of the other options you can pass to browser-run.

Custom Rendering

In order to apply custom transformations to tap output without sacrificing the proper exit code, pass --render with a command like tap-spec:

$ browserify test.js | tape-run --render="tap-spec"
 
  one
 
    ✔ true
 

Headless testing / Travis

To use tape-run with travis, we recommend using the default electron browser, which however requires you to add this part to your travis.yml:

addons:
  apt:
    packages:
      - xvfb
install:
  - export DISPLAY=':99.0'
  - Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x24 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
  - npm install

Source.

For gnu/linux installations without a graphical environment:

$ sudo apt-get install xvfb # or equivalent
$ export DISPLAY=':99.0'
$ Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x24 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
$ browser-run ...

There is also an example docker machine here.

Installation

With npm do

$ npm install tape-run -g # for cli
$ npm install tape-run    # for api

License

(MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Julian Gruber <julian@juliangruber.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.