Learning Backbone.js Testing [Video] by Jonathan Freeman
1 hour and 48 minutes | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Video: AVC (.mp4) 1280x720 25fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch | 370 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English | With: Code Files
About This Book
Learn to set up an optimized automated testing environment to reduce manual testing woes and lower the barrier to entry
Use and customize a breadth of common testing tools to prepare you for real-world scenarios
Implement the testing techniques on a Backbone.js application to build experience and increase comfort while testing
Table of Contents
GETTING STARTED WITH TESTING
AUTOMATING THE PROCESS
DEPENDING ON AJAX
What You Will Learn
Understand the philosophy behind test-driven and behavior-driven development
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
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.
Style and Approach
This course relies heavily on live-coding and practical examples to facilitate the learning process. By the end of the course, we’ll have a partially functional app and a final hands-on challenge to complete and customize the app.
Jonathan Freeman is a jazz saxophone player and home cook, and loves to solve problems with code. He wrote his first production application 12 years ago and has been working with Backbone.js in production for the past 3 years. From writing articles for InfoWorld to presenting at conferences and user groups, he loves to teach and jumps at the opportunity to facilitate and observe learning. He’s currently interested in complex event processing with rules engines, constraint-based optimization problems, and the fast-moving DevOps ecosystem.