1) Slightly unrelated, but I would install (Git Bash)[http://git-scm.com/downloads] first, you need it any way (probably) and it’s better than Windows’ default cmd.exe.
2) Open up Git Bash and check to see if node is already installed on the system:
3) If it’s not, or it’s < v0.8, head over to (nodejs)[http://nodejs.org/] and click the green install button. Run the Windows installer (.msi), all of the default settings will work just fine.
4) Re-open Git Bash (so it recognizes the newly installed node commands)
5) Install Karma (npm is the Node Packaged Modules command):
npm install -g karma
6) Now we need to test if everything’s getting along with each other. I suggest installing the AngularJS tutorial app for a quick test to, well, test with. In git bash ‘cd’ to the htdocs folder – or whatever folder serves up your localhost pages, and clone the app:
git clone git://github.com/angular/angular-phonecat.git
7) Change directory to the project:
8) Checkout the branch that has the first tests available:
git checkout -f step-2
9) Try running the tests, enter:
This should start a new instance of Chrome and you’ll see something like this output to Git Bash:
info: Karma server started at http://localhost:9876/ info (launcher): Starting browser "Chrome" info (Chrome 22.0): Connected on socket id tPUm9DXcLHtZTKbAEO-n Chrome 22.0: Executed 2 of 2 SUCCESS (0.093 secs / 0.004 secs)
10) Did you get an ‘error (launcher): Cannot start Chrome’, or something about Chrome’s path? Enter:
export CHROME_BIN='C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'
Double check that, that is indeed the path to chrome.exe on your machine.
Now you should be in business, write tests and be merry.