Jasmine JavaScript Testing - Second Edition

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  • Understand and use the power of Jasmine to create better and more maintainable code bases
  • Drive your application development entirely by tests
  • Write modular and reusable code through the power of ECMA Script 6 (ES6) modules
  • Use asynchronous tests, stubs, and spies optimally
  • Test drive a React.js single-page application
  • Optimize your code to unleash the power of tooling and automation

Take your testing of JavaScript applications to a new level of efficiency and reliability with the help of this book. Starting with the fundamentals of Jasmine and behavior-driven development (BDD), you will learn about tooling and automation. You will learn how to create a sustainable code base with the help of Jasmine. You will also take a look at integrated testing with React.js and Karma, and how you can speed this process up by faking AJAX requests. As you progress through the book, you will learn about the challenges of testing an application built on top of a framework and how you can prevent your application from suffering from dependency management. You will understand the concept of client-side and server-side rendering and test applications using React.js. You will also learn to automate using webpack and work with JavaScript module systems using ECMA Script 6 (ES6) modules.

By the end of this book, you will be a competent web developer with good knowledge and a strong understanding of how to efficiently use the Jasmine framework for testing purposes.

  • Leverage the power of unit testing React.js to develop full-fledged JavaScript applications
  • Learn the best practices of modularization and code organization while scaling your application
  • Enhance your practical skills required to develop applications using the Jasmine framework in a step-by-step manner
Page Count 134
Course Length 4 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781785282041
Date Of Publication 23 Apr 2015


Paulo Ragonha

Paulo Ragonha is a software engineer with over 7 years of professional experience. An advocate of the open Web, he is inspired and driven to build compelling experiences on top of this ubiquitous platform.

H e loves to hack, so you will often see him wandering around in conferences or attending hackathons. His most recent professional experiences ranged from DevOps (with Chef and Docker) to moving up the stack with Node.js, Ruby, and Python and all the way toward building single-page applications (mostly with Backbone.js and "ad hoc" solutions).

Passionate about automation, he sees testing as a liberating tool to enjoy the craft of writing code even more. Back in 2013, he wrote the first edition of the book Jasmine JavaScript Testing, Packt Publishing.

Paulo has an amazing wife, who he loves very much. He lives in beautiful Florianópolis, a coastal city in the south of Brazil. He is a casual speaker, a biker, a runner, and a hobbyist photographer.