JSNeuroSim Development

These optional instructions will set up a development environment for the JSNeuroSim code base that uses the sophisticated test kit originally created by Kendrick.

  1. Start the development virtual machine and log in:

    ssh hjc@neurowikidev.case.edu
  2. Check for and install system updates on the virtual machine:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get autoremove
  3. Install these new packages,

    Package Description
    default-jre Standard Java or Java compatible Runtime
    rubygems package management framework for Ruby libraries/applications

    using the following:

    sudo apt-get install default-jre rubygems
  4. Install JsTestDriver, a JavaScript unit tests runner written in Java:

    mkdir -p ~/bin/JsTestDriver
    curl -o ~/bin/JsTestDriver/JsTestDriver-1.3.4.b.jar https://js-test-driver.googlecode.com/files/JsTestDriver-1.3.4.b.jar
  5. Install jstdutil, a Ruby wrapper over JsTestDriver that allows tests to be run automatically when source files are changed:

    sudo gem install jstdutil
  6. Set an environment variable so that jstdutil knows where JsTestDriver is installed. Edit the file

    vim ~/.bashrc

    and add the following at the end of the file:

    export JSTESTDRIVER_HOME=~/bin/JsTestDriver

    Run the script to set the environment variable:

    source ~/.bashrc
  7. To start the test driver and begin listening for test results, run the following:

    jstestdriver --port 4224 &
    cd /var/www/html/JSNeuroSim/
  8. Open a web browser, navigate to

    and select “Capture This Browser in strict mode” to allow the test driver to use your browser for testing.