AppSuite:Test basics

Revision as of 19:54, 3 April 2014 by Mattes (talk | contribs)

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)
  • Turn off CSS transitions - any DOM-based test might fail (caused by random DOM reflow delay)
  • 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
  • The fake server is global, if someone has registered your desired api/call already, your response will never get send
  • Any checks for z-index will probably fail due to the lack of loaded CSS. If an element is not positioned (relative or absolute) the computed style is "auto". Just reposition affected elements in your spec.