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Protractor tests execution environment
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Dockerfile for Protractor test execution

This image contains a fully configured environment for running Protractor tests
under Chromium and Firefox browsers.

Installed software

  • Xvfb The headless X server, for running browsers inside Docker
  • node.js 8.11 The runtime platform for running JavaScript on the server side, including Protractor tests
  • npm 5.8 Node.js package manager used to install Protractor and any specific node.js modules the tests may need
  • Selenium webdriver 12.0 Browser instrumentation agent used by Protractor to execute the tests
  • Java 8 SE 8u162 Needed by Selenium
  • Chromium 66.0 The OSS core part of Google Chrome browser
  • Firefox 59.0 Firefox browser
  • Protractor 5.3 An end-to-end test framework for web applications
  • FFmpeg useful for capturing screencasts of the tests
  • Supervisor Process controll system used to manage Xvfb and Selenium background processes needed by Protractor


In order to run tests from a CI system, execute the following:

docker run --rm -v <test project location>:/project caltha/protractor

The container will terminate automatically after the tests are completed. The output of supervisord visible on the console is not interesting in most circumstances. You should check target/supervsor.out file to see the output of Protractor. Dispalying the file in an Unix terminal using cat is recommended over opening it using an editor because the file contains ANSI escape sequences.

If you want to run the tests interactively you can launch the container and enter into it:

CONTAINER=$(docker run -d -v <test project location>:/project --env MANUAL=yes caltha/protractor)
docker exec -ti $CONTAINER sudo -i -u node bash

When inside the container you can run the tests at the console by simply invoking protractor. When things don't work as expected, you should check Selenium WebDrover output in /var/log/supervisor/webdriver-err.log. When you are done, you terminate the Protractor container with docker kill $CONTAINER

CI systems integration

An example project included in the source repository show how jasmine-reporters module can be used to generate JUnit-style test reports that can be used by Jenkins and other tools to display test results or fail the build if test failures are detected.

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