This article is for versions of Angular 2, Angular 4, Angular 5 and later.

In this short post we will cover unit testing code coverage. Unit testing is a important aspect for large scale Angular applications. With the Angular CLI its easy to test, run coverage reports and enforce a minimum coverage for the project.

To run our unit tests and generate our report run the following code:

ng test --watch=false --code-coverage

Once ran the unit tests will run a single time reporting any issues. If all tests pass we will see a new /coverage folder generated. In the coverage folder we can simply double click the index.html file in our finder/file explorer and view the report in the browser. You should see something similar to the following:

Angular Code Coverage

So now that we have unit tests and code coverage we can enforce a certain minimum to be tested. This minimum is up to your team to decide but I usually try to make a goal of 80% or more.

To enforce this as a build error if our coverage drops below 80% we need to edit our karma.conf.js file. In this file under the coverageIstanbulReporter key we add the following:

coverageIstanbulReporter: {
  reports: [ 'html', 'lcovonly' ],
  fixWebpackSourcePaths: true,
  thresholds: {
    statements: 80,
    lines: 80,
    branches: 80,
    functions: 80

Under thresholds we can tell Karma our test runner to have certain minimum thresholds for our code coverage. If our code coverage drops below these percentages Karma will throw an error and fail the build. With the Angular CLI we can get amazing tooling for our client side applications.