Mastering React Test-Driven Development

By Daniel Irvine
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    Section 1: First Principles of TDD
About this book
Many programmers are aware of TDD but struggle to apply it beyond basic examples. This book teaches how to build complex, real-world applications using Test-Driven Development (TDD). It takes a first principles approach to the TDD process using plain Jest and includes test-driving the integration of libraries including React Router, Redux, and Relay (GraphQL). Readers will practice systematic refactoring while building out their own test framework, gaining a deep understanding of TDD tools and techniques. They will learn how to test-drive features such as client- and server-side form validation, data filtering and searching, navigation and user workflow, undo/redo, animation, LocalStorage access, WebSocket communication, and querying GraphQL endpoints. The book covers refactoring codebases to use the React Router and Redux libraries. via TDD. Redux is explored in depth, with reducers, middleware, sagas, and connected React components. The book also covers acceptance testing using Cucumber and Puppeteer. The book is fully up to date with React 16.9 and has in-depth coverage of hooks and the ‘act’ test helper.
Publication date:
May 2019


Section 1: First Principles of TDD

This section is an exploration of the principles of test-driven development. You'll test drive the rendering of data and the loading of data from our server, and in the process, you'll build your own test helpers that help to simplify and accelerate your testing. By the end of the section, you'll have a working application.

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About the Author
  • Daniel Irvine

    Daniel Irvine is a UK-based software consultant. He helps businesses simplify their existing codebases and assists dev teams in improving the quality of their software using eXtreme programming (XP) practices. He has been coaching developers for many years and co-founded the Queer Code London meetup.

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