Angular, Protractor tests, and Sauce Connect config


So it took me days of trying to piece together the correct config options to make my local protractor test suite run in a bunch of different setups on Sauce Labs.

// An example configuration file.
exports.config = {

    sauceUser: 'jgrubb',
    sauceKey: 'fill-in-the-blank',
    sauceSeleniumAddress: 'localhost:4445/wd/hub',

    // Capabilities to be passed to the webdriver instance.
    // This option is called "capabilities" in the protractor docs
    // but whatever.  this also works.
    multiCapabilities: [{
        // by default, these first two browsers will come up in 
        // Linux if you don't specify an OS
        'name': 'Chrome',
        'browserName': 'chrome'
    }, {
        'name': 'Firefox',
        'browserName': 'firefox'
    }, {
        'name': 'Win XP/IE8',
        'os': 'Windows XP',
        'browserName': 'internet explorer',
        'version': '8.0'
    }, {
        'name': 'Win7/IE8',
        'os': 'Windows 7',
        'browserName': 'internet explorer',
        'version': '8.0'
    }, {
        'name': 'Win7/IE9',
        'os': 'Windows 7',
        'browserName': 'internet explorer',
        'version': '9.0'
    }, {
        'name': 'Win8/IE10',
        'os': 'Windows 8',
        'browserName': 'internet explorer',
        'version': '10.0'
    }, {
        'name': 'Win8.1/IE11',
        'os': 'Windows 8.1',
        'browserName': 'internet explorer',
        'version': '11.0'

    // Spec patterns are relative to the current working directly when
    // protractor is called.
    specs: ['e2e/**/*_spec.js'],

    // Options to be passed to Jasmine-node.
    jasmineNodeOpts: {
        showColors: true,
        defaultTimeoutInterval: 30000


I burned tons of time just trying to figure out the correct names for the options, can't find where those are documented. This page - turned out to be hugely helpful.

you probably figured this out already, but the Sauce Connect thing is awesome, and really easy to set up -