Learning Backbone.js Testing [Video]

Learning Backbone.js Testing [Video]
Learning Backbone.js Testing [Video] is published by in August 2015. This book has 1 hour and 48 minutes pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1785285530.

The dynamic nature and flexibility of JavaScript and Backbone.js includes many ways of expressing ideas. Such liberty gives way to certain risks that aren’t as prominent in strongly typed languages and highly opinionated libraries and frameworks. Learning how to mitigate these risks is a crucial step to writing smarter software, and smarter software makes for happy developers!

Learning Backbone.js Testing will bootstrap you into a world of JavaScript testing and provide you with fundamental experience in writing tests. By understanding and becoming comfortable in testing Backbone.js applications, you can increase your productivity, code quality, and design skills.

At the beginning, we’ll discuss different testing philosophies and go over some testing basics. After establishing a motivation for and philosophy of testing, we’re going to dive right into how we express our tests in Jasmine’s BDD syntax. We’ll also hone in on how to deal with the DOM and AJAX in our tests.

Once you learn some syntax and apply it to plain JavaScript and Backbone.js code, we’re going to run into the problem of manual testing practices. We’ll discuss and incorporate a tool that will automate our tests and make testing considerably more streamlined using Karma. From there, you’ll learn to apply testing techniques and tools such as fixtures and spies. This course will jump-start your automated testing experience and you’ll be writing robust tests for everyday objects!

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the philosophy behind test-driven and behavior-driven development
  • Acquire a handful of tools and helpers to facilitate testing JavaScript applications
  • Overcome the obstacle of testing code that relies on AJAX by using sinon.js
  • Eliminate tedious manual testing habits in favor of streamlined automated workflows by using Karma
  • Develop a solid approach to behavior-driven development with Jasmine that will help you write better tests
  • Build and use fixtures to facilitate predictable data instantiation and reuse
  • Customize and extend the testing framework to bring the tools closer to your problem set

Who This Video Is For

If you have a solid understanding of JavaScript, experience writing frontend code using Backbone.js and want to start with testing your app, this course is perfect for you. Having knowledge of the node package management ecosystem will be beneficial, although not compulsory.

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