Lessons learned painfully while doing testing:
- PhantomJS thinks it is a touch device (Modernizr.touch === true)
- Almost no CSS is loaded. Don't rely on classes like "hidden" (bootstrap class)
- Don't clear <body> (e.g. $(document.body).empty()). UI is not robust against that.
- The browser window is elastic. It has no fixed size. Usually affects scrolling tests.
- If weird things happen, try to check if your app/window/node is really still in the DOM.
- HTML fixtures cannot be loaded (don't know why yet); just rename your files to *.txt
- Please mind that your fake server only works inside "description" (not across specs)
- PhantomJS fails at: Date.parse("2012-01-01"); (see https://code.google.com/p/phantomjs/issues/detail?id=267#c2)
- The fake server is global, if someone has registered your desired api/call already, your response will never get send