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Secrets of the JS Ninja: Testing Javascript

Steven Wall

Joined: Nov 04, 2007
Posts: 22
John and Bear,

Does your book cover how to test Javascript code with both unit and functional tests? If so, does it recommend any particular frameworks?

(Really looking forward to your book!)


Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63548

That could be a book in itself!

In chapter 2, we provide an overview of testing approaches and introduce some frameworks. There wasn't room to go into extensive detail, but we tried to provide enough info to figure out which ones you might want to delve further into.

For use within the remainder of the book, we develop our own simple assert() mechanism to use for testing assertions, and a technique for performance evaluation. We didn't want to use any one particular framework throughout the book, because a book that uses a framework inevitably becomes a book about that framework, and we wanted to focus on pure JavaScript.

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