Quick Tip: Install Bower dependencies on Travis CI

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Travis CI allows for easy testing of Github projects by including a .travis.yml file with configuration in your project. By default it runs npm install to install any dependencies your project or project tests need. This is of limited use if your project or project tests are front end and rely on dependencies from bower to run.

It is however fairly straightforward to get Travis CI to install bower and install bower dependencies. All you need to do is add the below before_script section in your .travis.yml file.

 language: node_js
   - "0.10"
   - npm install bower -g
   - bower install

Now before your test scripts run, Travis CI will install bower as a global and install any bower dependencies in your project.


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22nd May, 2015

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