apm install atom-mocha
Me: atom-mocha is a plugin for running tests with mocha, from atom.
You: I kinda’ figured that out, thx Captain Obvious.
Me: But how you ask?!?!?!
You: No I didn’t.
Me: Good questions.
Here’s a nice gif of how it works.
Me: What cool tech is in here, I hear you ask?!?!
Me: My my, what a curious fellow you seem to be?!
This plugin is written a bit differently then others, I like to think. Sure the main entry point has to be made with Atom’s API. But everything else is React + Redux.
A nice benefit of using benefit of using Redux is that it need immutability. So all state in this package is immutable and changes atomically (see what I did there :P )
Another different thing from other atom mocha plugins (at least that I’ve noticed) is that atom-mocha does not even try to use ‘your’ local version of mocha. It bundles it in. Although this might change in the future.
You see the problem with using a local version of mocha is that atom-mocha might not work as expected, and there would be no way to assure it does. By bundling the a version of mocha with this package atom-mocha can ensure that it can run properly.
You: Ok ok… that’s all well and good but can you tell what this thing can do?
Me: Ofc. Here’s a small list a features.
- Can run tests from just about anywhere
- context menu on .js files (Run Test)
- context menu on folder (Run Tests)
- ALT + SHIFT + T (Run Test - Current File)
- CTRL + SHIFT + R (Re-run last test)
- Navigate to source from stack trace (click on the trace item)
- Tree view of tests
- Nice little stats view (in the top right corner) with elapsed time and number of passed/failed/pending tests
You: hmm, not bad. But how do I install it?
Me: Glad you asked.
~~For now installation is a bit trickier then regular packages, since its not published.~~
~~And you should be good.~~
~~Me: I hope to get the package published soon, just as soon as I figure out how :)~~
It’s the regular way now :)
You: Can I help?
Fork and submit pull requests. I’d be more then happy to have people contribute to this nifty little tool i’ve been working on :)