My Grocery Book

Writing jasmine test for reactjs components on Ruby on Rails

Now that I have manage to write a few components using reactjs/rails and I feel I understand the basics of reactjs, I wanted to be able to write tests for my components. I looked into using jasmine-rails for testing my components.

Installing it was as simple as following the Gems README. You will need PhantomJS if you want to run your test headless (checkout out phantomjs-binary and phantomjs gem if not) otherwise visiting http://localhost:3000/specs can also be used.

The next step was creating a helper js file to make reactjs TestUtils available.spec/javascripts/helpers/default_helper.js

  const TestUtils = React.addons.TestUtils;

This made it possible to write my first test

spec/javascripts/components/confirm_delete.js

  describe('ConfirmDelete', function() {
    var react_document;
    var dom_node;

    beforeEach(function() {
      react_document = TestUtils.renderIntoDocument(
          React.createElement(ConfirmDelete, {modal_id: "ten"})
      );
      dom_node = ReactDOM.findDOMNode(react_document);
    });

    it("works", function () {
      expect(dom_node.nodeName).toEqual('DIV');
      expect(dom_node.attributes.id.value).toEqual('ten');
    });
  });

One last hiccup was attempting to make my test files jsx. There seems to be a issue with “sprockets 3” and “jasmine-rails” ( check out this github issue for more details). In the mean time to work around this I downgraded my sprockets to “gem ‘sprockets’, ‘~> 2.7′” and edited jasmine.yml with the following:

spec_files:
  - "**/*[Ss]pec.{jsx,js}"

This allowed me to rename my test file to jsx and my test with the JSX syntax.

spec/javascripts/components/confirm_delete.jsx

describe('ConfirmDelete', function() {
  var react_dom;
  var dom_node;

  beforeEach(function() {
    react_dom = TestUtils.renderIntoDocument(
        <ConfirmDelete modal_id="ten"/>
    );
    dom_node = ReactDOM.findDOMNode(react_dom);
  });

  it("works", function () {
    expect(dom_node.nodeName).toEqual('DIV');
    expect(dom_node.attributes.id.value).toEqual('ten');
  });
});

That is it 🙂

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