Jasmine Javascript testing integration for Django.

django, javascript, test
pip install django-jasmine==0.5.1



Pull requests and issues are welcome!

django-jasmine integrates the Jasmine Javascript testing framework with Django. Jasmine is a behavior-driven development framework for testing your JavaScript code. It does not depend on any other JavaScript frameworks. It does not require a DOM. And it has a clean, obvious syntax so that you can easily write tests.

django-jasmine also integrates the jasmine-jquery plugin, that provides a set of custom matchers for jQuery framework and an API for handling HTML fixtures in your specs.


  1. pip install django-jasmine
  2. Add 'django_jasmine' to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS.
  3. Add settings.JASMINE_TEST_DIRECTORY, containing the path to your javascript jasmine test files. Files.json should be in this directory and all test files should be in os.path.join(settings.JASMINE_TEST_DIRECTORY, 'spec') *
  4. Makes sure you have properly defined a STATIC_URL.
  5. Add all Javascript files (including jQuery, and any other libraries) to files.json
  6. Add a urlconf to include('django_jasmine.urls').
  7. Visit the URL you've included in your urlconf to display Jasmine test results.
  8. Add a corresponding tag from the Jasmine github repo to specify a version of Jasmine to test with. Otherwise the latest tag, currently v2.4.1, is loaded.

Jasmine is now loaded over A very obvious error message will appear if Jasmine isn't loaded correctly.

See the example_project directory for more information.


If you wish to modify the jasmine index template for any reason (e.g. add a new jasmine reporter), you can create a jasmine/index.html template as follow:

{% extends "jasmine/base.html" %}

{% block jasmine_preload %}
    {# If you need to do any setup before dependencies in files.json are loaded (like define app namespace) #}
{% endblock %}

{% block jasmine_extra %}
    {# If you want to extend the default jasmineEnv config #}
{% endblock %}

{% block jasmine %}
    {# If you wish to rewrite the whole html runner script #}
{% endblock %}

Read templates/jasmine/base.html for the default config


jasmine-jquery allowing to add fixtures, you can set them in os.path.join(settings.JASMINE_TEST_DIRECTORY, 'fixtures'). Then in your spec:

jasmine.getFixtures().fixturesPath = "/jasmine/fixtures/";


If you encounter some errors that isn't obvious to debug, you can add "django_jasmine" to your loggers.

Integration with ./ tests

To do so, I recommend using EnvJasmine, and use Fabric to run EnvJasmine after running tests


  1. Keep improving django tests
  2. Add Growl/notifyd notifications
  3. Add more settings for more flexibility i.e. make a symbolic constant for cdn url.
  4. Thoroughly test fixtures and jasmine-jquery features.
  5. Improve README.
  6. Use a more specific pattern matcher for the version url.
  7. Improve error message when Jasmine fails to load over cdn.


Copyright (c) 2010 Movity, Inc Licensed new-style BSD, also containing Jasmine, which is licensed MIT. See LICENSE file for more information.