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 code walk-thru where 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 Session

  • Quick intro to TDD (5 mins)
  • Walk thru of the comment's component with the following features (30 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)

Learning Outcome

  • 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.

Target Audience

Developers, Architects & Testers who are interested in Test Driving their UI code. Also Functional Programming enthusiasts

Requirements

Open Mind!

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