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Server side of totoro.


Server side of totoro.

Latest stable version:v2.0

>= 0.10.12

$ npm install totoro-server -g

If it not works, you may add sudo before the command, as follows.

To get the latest function (may not be stable)

$ git clone
$ cd totoro-server
$ npm install -g
  1. Launch server.

    $ totoro-server

    You should see an output like bellow:

    Start server <{{yourIP}}:9999>
  2. Start a driver

    Use any browser to visit {{yourIP}}:9999, then it registers as a web driver that can drive the browser of this kind run test.

    If you use it on pc, be mind that allow popup from {{yourIP}}, refer to popup settings.

Want to run some test? See the quick start of totoro.

In a word, a driver is something open specified browser to visit specified URL and close it by directives from server.

  • web driver: any browser opens {{yourIP}}:9999 becomes a web driver, it's for temporary use only.
  • totoro-driver: a stable driver written in node, be able to drive chrome, safari, firefox and ie both on windows and mac.

Add your driver here

If you know how to open and close a browser(or some other application), it's very very easy to write a driver for it.

All steps with pseudo-code.

  1. Set command line options

    • -s, --server: default is
  2. Link to server by socket and init.

    var socket = socketClient.connect({{server}} + '/__labor')
    // NOTE: the namespace of socket is '/__labor'
    socket.on('connect', function() {
      var initInfo = {
        // if the app you drive is not a browser
        // group is required, it could be any string you like
        group: 'groupName',
        device: { name: 'mac' },
        os: { name: 'macosx', version: '13.1.0' },
        agent: { name: 'chrome', version:'35.0.1916.114' }
      socket.emit('init', initInfo)
  3. Open or close specified browser when received corresponding directives.

    socket.on('add', function(data) {
       * structure of data
       * {
       *   orderId: {{orderId}},
       *   laborId: {{laborId}},
       *   laborTrait: {{labor trait info, the same as init info}},
       *   runner: {{test runner, typically be a url}}
       * }
      var key = data.orderId + '-' + data.laborId
      orders[key] = open(runner)
    socket.on('remove', function(data) {
      // the data structure is the same as 'add' event's but without the laborTrait
      var key = data.orderId + '-' + data.laborId
      ;delete orders[key]
  4. Close all browsers when dirver exits.

Server host。

Default: IP of this computer.

Server port。

Default: 9999

Show debug log.

Default: false

If you need a config file, just place totoro-srever-config.json in the CWD, all options are written in lower camel case.