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JavaScript Test Driven Development (3 days) print Download

course overview

The days of writing spaghetti JavaScript should be behind us. JavaScript is a grown-up language now and lies at the heart of mobile-friendly HTML5-enabled Web applications. This course describes how you can apply Test Driven Development techniques to create robust, reliable, and performant web UIs using contemporary JavaScript tools and libraries.

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JavaScript essential techniques

  • Closures
  • Inheritance and prototypes
  • Properties
  • Namespaces
  • Encapsulation

Test-Driven Development principles

  • Test, code, refactor, repeat
  • The benefits of TDD
  • The process of TDD

Unit testing in JavaScript

  • Getting started with unit testing
  • Structure of a unit test
  • Setting up a test environment
  • Executing a test
  • Refactoring

Dealing with browser inconsistencies

  • Anticipating browser differences
  • Detecting browser support
  • Object and feature checking
  • The role of Modernizr

Testing DOM manipulation

  • What can you test with DOM? Testing UI components
  • Testing events and user interactions

Test doubles and mocking frameworks

  • Managing dependencies
  • Defining test doubles
  • Stubs, mocks, dummies, and fakes
  • Tool support

Testing Ajax-enabled web pages

  • Using Ajax manually
  • Using Ajax via jQuery
  • Testing GET and POST requests
  • Stubbing
  • Testing headers

Testing Node.js at the server

  • Setting up Node.js
  • The role of unit testing with Node.js
  • Techniques for testing Node.js