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I jumped into the world of GitHub pull requests after making a feature request to Jasmine. My pull request is to add toHaveBeenCalledOnce and toHaveBeenCalledTimes after they said they’d look at a pull request from my feature request for it.

This was my first time, so I had to look up some guides. Thankfully, StackOverflow had the answer and GitHub  has a nice guide and Jasmine had a straightforward contributors guide.

After making my fork and starting my branch, I tried to run the tests only in the command line with grunt execSpecsWithNode. I still missed some tests (I was trying not to spend too much time on it) which you can see in my first pull request and was pointed out by Travis CI. So the next day I had to get Ruby running to be able to debug the tests in a browser.

Steps to creating a pull request:

  1. Create a fork of the repo
  2. use git and create a branch
  3. commit and push to the branch
  4. Create pull request from your forked page, by navigating to your fork, then your branch, then click create pull request.
  5. Here’s how to sync your fork with main

Git instructions from the Jasmine Contributors Guide.

git clone              # Clone your fork
cd jasmine                                                     # Change directory
git remote add upstream # Assign original repository to a remote named 'upstream'
git fetch upstream                                             # Pull in changes not present in your local repository
git checkout -b my-new-feature                                 # Create your feature branch
git commit -am 'Add some feature'                              # Commit your changes
git push origin my-new-feature                                 # Push to the branch

I had some troubles getting the tests running in the browser. I had never used Ruby before and bundle didn’t seem to get everything and I ran gem install x a few different times.

To Get Ruby Running on Windows 7 (not exact steps but some things I tried):

  1. “To install the Ruby dependencies, you will need Ruby, Rubygems, and Bundler available” (from the contributors guide)
    1. Get these from
    2. install the devKit
  2. run bundle in the command line
  3. Run rake jasmine
  4. if you get:

    rake aborted!
    LoadError: cannot load such file -- jasmine
    require' C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.2.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in require'
    c:/Users/vendor-klogan/Source/Repos/jasmine/Rakefile:4:in <top (required)>' C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/rake_module.rb:28:inload'
    C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/rake_module.rb:28:in load_rakefile' C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:689:inraw_load_rakefile'
    C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:94:in block in load_rakefile' C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:176:instandard_exception_hand
    C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:93:in load_rakefile' C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:77:inblock in run'
    C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:176:in standard_exception_hand ling' C:/Ruby22-x64/lib/ruby/2.2.0/rake/application.rb:75:inrun'
    C:/Ruby22-x64/bin/rake:33:in `

  5. then I ran these gem installs manually

    gem install jasmine
    gem install jasmine_selenium_runner
    gem anchorman

  6. try rake jasmine again
  7. it worked for me (hopefully for you), then http://localhost:8888/ will run the tests!

I’ve heard how people like Ruby, with the gems and similarity to npm I’m starting to see why they do.

After I fixed my failing tests and pushed to my repo, Travis CI automatically picked up the commit and started running the build. That was unexpected and very cool!


Pull requests are easy to make on Github and the guides are straight forward. I just needed to take the time to go through the process.

Update: And it’s merged! You can now use the new matcher toHaveBeenCalledOnce() and toHaveBeenCalledTimes(x:int)

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:05 PM | Back to top

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Thank`s I find it so usefull and it seems to be a future thighish. Have a nice day, Craig!
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