Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· blrandel

Getting e2e testing working in Angular.js

Inexplicably, you may have discovered that the Yeoman karma-generator only configures your application for specs/unit tests by default.

To get integration/e2e tests up and running, you'll need to do the following:

Add an e2e block in Gruntfile.js:

karma: {
   e2e: {
    configFile: 'karma-e2e.conf.js'
   unit: {
     configFile: 'karma.conf.js',
     singleRun: true

Add the following to karma-e2e.conf.js:

 proxies = {
   // change this if you've changed your grunt server port. default is 9000
   '/': 'http://localhost:9000' 

 urlRoot = '/__e2e/';

If you want your integration tests running continuously, ensure singleRun is false and autoWatch is true.

Finally, ensure you wrap your tests in a beforeEach:

describe("E2E Tests", function() {
  beforeEach(function() {

  it('should navigate to somewhere fancy', function() {

To get the test server going, now simply run:

grunt karma:e2e

No doubt this will be rectified in upcoming releases, but it does seem like an odd omission.

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Thanks for the post! and don't forget to spin up the the app server itself at localhost:9000 :)

over 1 year ago ·