Unverified Commit 9bff81e5 authored by Marcus Olsson's avatar Marcus Olsson Committed by GitHub
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Docs: Move dev guide from README (#19707)

* Add docs for overriding default configuration

* Add instructions for building Docker image

* Add docs for end-to-end tests

* Rename to Developer guide
parent 90b09536
# Develop Grafana
# Developer guide
This guide helps you get started developing Grafana.
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## Test Grafana
The test suite consists of three types of tests: _Frontend tests_, _backend tests_, and _end-to-end tests_.
### Run frontend tests
We use [jest](https://jestjs.io/) for our frontend tests. Run them using yarn:
yarn jest
### Run backend tests
If you're developing for the backend, run the tests with the standard Go tool:
go test -v ./pkg/...
## Add data sources
### Run end-to-end tests
The end-to-end tests in Grafana uses [puppeteer](https://github.com/GoogleChrome/puppeteer) to run automated scripts in a headless Chrome browser. To run the tests:
yarn e2e-tests
By default, the end-to-end tests assumes Grafana is available on `localhost:3000`. To use a specific URL, set the `BASE_URL` environment variable:
BASE_URL=http://localhost:3333 yarn e2e-tests
To follow the tests in the browser while they're running, add the `BROWSER` and `SLOWMO` environment variables:
BROWSER=1 SLOWMO=1 yarn e2e-tests
## Configure Grafana for development
The default configuration, `grafana.ini`, is located in the `conf` directory.
To override the default configuration, create a `custom.ini` file in the `conf` directory. You only need to add the options you wish to override.
Enable the development mode, by adding the following line in your `custom.ini`:
app_mode = development
### Add data sources
By now, you should be able to build and test a change you've made to the Grafana source code. In most cases, you need to add at least one data source to verify the change.
To set up data sources for your development environment, go to the `devenv` directory in the Grafana repository:
To set up data sources for your development environment, go to the [devenv](devenv) directory in the Grafana repository:
cd devenv
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See the repository for all the [available data sources](https://github.com/grafana/grafana/tree/master/devenv/docker/blocks). Note that some data sources have specific Docker images for macOS, e.g. `prometheus_mac`.
## Build a Docker image
To build a Docker image, run:
make build-docker-full
The resulting image will be tagged as grafana/grafana:dev.
**Note:** If you've already set up a local development environment, and you're running a `linux/amd64` machine, you can speed up building the Docker image:
1. Build the frontend: `go run build.go build-frontend`.
1. Build the Docker image: `make build-docker-dev`.
**Note:** If you are using Docker for macOS, be sure to set the memory limit to be larger than 2 GiB. Otherwise `grunt build` may fail. The memory limit settings are available under **Docker Desktop** -> **Preferences** -> **Advanced**.
## Learn more
- Read our [style guides](/contribute/style-guides).
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