Test Driving a React.js UI Component with Jasmine
Over the past decade, eXtreme Programming practices like Test-Driven Development (TDD) & Behaviour Driven Developer (BDD), Refactoring, Continuous Integration and Automation have fundamentally changed software development processes and inherently how engineers work. While TDD has seen a great adoption on server side, developers still find it hard to apply TDD for developing UI components.
In this hands-on, live coding demo, Naresh will build a web commenting and discussion feature (like Disqus) in React.js, 100% test driven. He will also demonstrate how TDD will help us drive an object-functional design to strike a pragmatic balance between the Object-Oriented and Functional Programming paradigms.
Outline/Structure of the Demonstration
- Quick intro to TDD (5 mins)
- Live demo of the comment's plugin with the following features (75 mins)
- Should be able to accept comments as json
- Should display more recent comments on top
- Private comments should be displayed only to the author of the comment
- Should take a URL to fetch the comments json from server
- Others should be able to like your comment
- Recap of certain design decisions driven by our tests and how they encouraged functional programming (5 mins)
- Q & A (5 mins)
- How to Test Drive UI code.
- Communication, Simplicity and Flexibility are the hallmarks of a good design. Irrespective of the programming paradigm, TDD can help you achieve these values in your design.
- Deeper understanding of OO and FP design principles.
- Importance of Virtual DOM for UI development.
Developers, Architects & Testers who are interested in Test Driving their UI code. Also Functional Programming enthusiasts
schedule Submitted 4 years ago
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