Testing User Interaction Edit Page


Almost every test has a pattern of visiting a route, interacting with the page (using the helpers), and checking for expected changes in the DOM.

Example:

tests/acceptance/root-lists-first-page-of-posts-test.js
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test('root lists first page of posts', function(assert){
  visit('/posts');
  andThen(function() {
    assert.equal(find('ul.posts li').length, 3, 'The first page should have 3 posts');
  });
});

The helpers that perform actions use a global promise object and automatically chain onto that promise object if it exists. This allows you to write your tests without worrying about async behaviour your helper might trigger.

tests/acceptance/new-post-appears-first-test.js
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var application;
module('Acceptance: New Post Appears First', {
  beforeEach: function() {
    application = startApp();
  },
  afterEach: function() {
    Ember.run(application, 'destroy');
  }
});

test('add new post', function(assert) {
  visit('/posts/new');
  fillIn('input.title', 'My new post');
  click('button.submit');

  andThen(function() {
    assert.equal(find('ul.posts li:first').text(), 'My new post');
  });
});

Testing Transitions

Suppose we have an application which requires authentication. When a visitor visits a certain URL as an unauthenticated user, we expect them to be transitioned to a login page.

app/routes/profile.js
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export default Ember.Route.extend({
  beforeModel: function() {
    var user = this.modelFor('application');
    if (Ember.isEmpty(user)) {
      this.transitionTo('login');
    }
  }
});

We could use the route helpers to ensure that the user would be redirected to the login page when the restricted URL is visited.

tests/acceptance/transitions-test.js
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var application;

module('Acceptance: Transitions', {
  beforeEach: function() {
    application = startApp();
  },

  afterEach: function() {
    Ember.run(application, 'destroy');
  }
});

test('visiting /transitions', function(assert) {
  visit('/transitions');

  andThen(function() {
    assert.equal(currentRouteName(), 'login');
    assert.equal(currentPath(), 'login');
    assert.equal(currentURL(), '/login');
  });
});