Loading Static Templates for Intern Testing

By  on  

I use Intern by SitePen for all of my JavaScript functional testing.  Intern has loads of features other functional test frameworks don't and it's completely Promise-based -- something I got very used to when I used the Dojo Toolkit every day. Async test creation can be difficult but I find it very rewarding.

While writing destructive tests for the Mozilla Developer Network, I decided I wanted to load specific content to test.  The first step is adding a new file with the sample content alongside my tests, but then I needed to know how to load that content alongside the other test dependencies.  Since that file isn't a JavaScript object, we need to pull that dependency in a special way:

define([
'intern!object',
'intern/chai!assert',
'intern/dojo/text!tests/fixtures/in-content.html'
], function(registerSuite, assert, contentTemplate) {
	//  Use the contentTemplate string here...
});

Adding intern/dojo/text! before the file path allows the file to be loaded without being evaluated as JavaScript.  You can  prepend that string to load any file type and use it as text in the callback!

Recent Features

  • By
    Designing for Simplicity

    Before we get started, it's worth me spending a brief moment introducing myself to you. My name is Mark (or @integralist if Twitter happens to be your communication tool of choice) and I currently work for BBC News in London England as a principal engineer/tech...

  • By
    How to Create a RetroPie on Raspberry Pi – Graphical Guide

    Today we get to play amazing games on our super powered game consoles, PCs, VR headsets, and even mobile devices.  While I enjoy playing new games these days, I do long for the retro gaming systems I had when I was a kid: the original Nintendo...

Incredible Demos

  • By
    9 Incredible CodePen Demos

    CodePen is a treasure trove of incredible demos harnessing the power of client side languages.   The client side is always limited by what browsers provide us but the creativity and cleverness of developers always pushes the boundaries of what we think the front end can do.  Thanks to CSS...

  • By
    Create a Dynamic Flickr Image Search with the Dojo Toolkit

    The Dojo Toolkit is a treasure chest of great JavaScript classes.  You can find basic JavaScript functionality classes for AJAX, node manipulation, animations, and the like within Dojo.  You can find elegant, functional UI widgets like DropDown Menus, tabbed interfaces, and form element replacements within...

Discussion

    Wrap your code in <pre class="{language}"></pre> tags, link to a GitHub gist, JSFiddle fiddle, or CodePen pen to embed!