Run/Debug Configuration: NodeUnit
In this dialog box, create configurations to run unit tests for NodeJS applications.
On this page:
- Getting Access to the Run/Debug Configuration: NodeUnit Dialog Box
- NodeUnit-Specific Configuration Settings
- Common Options
Getting Access to the Run/Debug Configuration: NodeUnit Dialog Box
Install and enable the Node.js plugin
as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins. Once enabled, the plugin is available at the IDE level, that is, you can use it in all your IntelliJ IDEA projects.
- Download and install the NodeJS framework that contains the Node Package Manager(npm).
Install the Nodeunit testing framework in one of the following ways:
- Download the framework at https://github.com/caolan/nodeunit and install it according to the official instructions.
nodeunitpackage using the Node Package Manager (NPM) as described in Installing and Removing External Software Using Node Package Manager.
NodeUnit-Specific Configuration Settings
|Node Interpreter||In this field, specify the NodeJS installation home. Type the path to the NodeJS executable file manually, or click the Browse button and select the location in the dialog box, that opens.|
In this text box, specify the folder to find tests under. This can be the project root folder or the parent directory for the |
In this field, specify the environment variables for the NodeJS executable file, if applicable.
Click the Browse button to the right of the field and configure a list of variables
in the Environment Variables dialog box, that opens:
The definitions of variables are displayed in the Environment variables read-only field with semicolons as separators. The acceptable variables are:
|Nodeunit Module||In this text box, specify the installation folder of the Nodeunit framework. Type the path manually or click the button and choose the folder in the dialog box that opens.|
From this drop-down list, choose the scope of tests to execute. The available options are:
|Alt+Insert||Click this button to add a new configuration to the list.|
|Alt+Delete||Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.|
|Ctrl+D||Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.|
|Edit defaults||Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.|
|or||Alt+Up or Alt+Down||Use these buttons to move the selected configuration or folder up and down in the list.
The order of configurations or folders in the list defines the order in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.
|Move into new folder / Create new folder||Use this button to create a new folder.
If one or more run/debug configurations are in focus, the selected run/debug configurations are automatically moved to the newly created folder. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Move run/debug configurations to a folder using drag-and-drop, or the buttons.
|Sort configurations||Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.|
|Name||In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration. This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.|
|Defaults||This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.|
Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
If the directory-based project format is used,
the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the
If the file-based format is used,
the settings are stored in the
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
|Single instance only||If this check box is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once.
Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, IntelliJ IDEA checks the presence of the other instances of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped, and the next one will take its place.
This make sense, when usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.
If this check box is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.
|Before launch||Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration.
The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.