Front End Happy Hour

Episode 006 - Unit testing and whiskey tasting

April 26, 2016

We’ve all heard unit testing is good, but how do you get started writing unit tests? In this episode of Front End Happy Hour we share our experiences and advice writing unit tests. We discuss why it’s important and beneficial to have unit tests in your JavaScript. We share how we’ve approached unit tests and what a good unit test looks like. We also talk about the various tools and frameworks available to get your code properly tested. Items mentioned in the episode: Selenium, Black-box testing, White-box testing, Ember guides, Mocha, Jasmine, QUnit, Tape, Jest, Webpack, 5 Questions Every Unit Test Must Answer, Ember CLI, React CLI, Karma, What is the difference between a test runner, testing framwork, assertion library, and a testing plugin?, Ember Guides introduction to Unit Testing Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Derrick Showers - @derrickshowers Picks: Ryan Burgess - Caffeine for Mac Ryan Burgess - Odesza Augustus Yuan - Google Doodles Augustus Yuan - OSSU Computer Science curriculum Augustus Yuan - Mura Masa - What If I Go? Augustus Yuan - teamLab: Living Digital Space and Future Parks Jem Young - Flume - the mixtape Jem Young - Programming Sucks Jem Young - Hype Machine Derrick Showers - Google Calendar goals Derrick Showers - $13 bluetooth headset

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