Learning AngularJS Testing [Video]

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Learn
  • Setup your testing environment by installing and configuring various tools like Jasmine, Karma and Grunt
  • Unit test your controllers without dependencies and those with dependencies with the help of mocks and spies
  • Analyze the navigation between two different controllers with routes using End2End testing
  • Create and test accordion directives for DOM manipulations as well as perform End2End test on controllers which use them
  • Build and test a service which interacts with REST API
About

Finding the perfect balance between visual layout and coding has been a nightmare for developers, a problem which AngularJS deals with so well that in just a brief time since inception, it has become a favorite of developers all around the world. It has rightfully earned the tag of being a ‘Superheroic’ framework thanks to the diverse range of features it provides, and also as it helps the developers to build powerful applications without compromising on the visual aspects. Along with being a fully-featured package, it also presents an outstanding ability to be tested, which further helps to manage the applications and keeps them up and running!

Learning Angular.JS Testing will help you to understand the different aspects involved in testing components, such as controllers and directives, with the help of a practical pizza ordering application right from the start, all the way to the end!

We’ll start by constructing a project structure of our app, before installing and initializing various helpful tools such as Karma, Jasmine, and Grunt. We will create controllers for ordering the pizza, reviewing the order and test them be it with or without any dependencies. Not only that, but we will also go through testing the navigation between two controllers with the help of End2End testing. After that, we will create accordion directives for our application, unit test them, and resolve the errors if these tests fail. Furthermore, we will modify our services to use the $resource module and help them interact with REST API web services, as well as unit test them with the help of mocks and spies. Finally, we will create and test directives and controllers which fetch information from the service and display it.

At the end of the course, you’ll be familiar with the various approaches involved in testing AngularJS code and will be able to implement them to develop bug-free and maintainable applications.

Style and Approach

Learning AngularJS Testing is a practical and hands-on guide which will help you grasp the various concepts and skills required for testing code in AngularJS applications. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with considerable knowledge to start testing your own apps.

Features
  • Unit test your AngularJS web apps with different tools like Grunt, Karma, and Jasmine to improve their stability
  • Inspect the navigation between different components of your app like directives with the help of End2End testing
  • Create REST API services and unit test them to make your app compelling and user friendly
Course Length 1 hour 3 minutes
ISBN 9781782174899
Date Of Publication 8 Dec 2015

Authors

Rudolf Olah

Rudolf Olah is a software development expert who has presented at PyCon Canada 2017 on Python as a Programming Philosophy (Jupyter Notebooks, Sphinx and Python), and the Toronto Node.js meetup in 2015 on Node.js as an API Shim. In between, he has presented on Freedombox on Raspberry Pi. He has trained developers in how to use Elm, TypeScript, and AngularJS. For Packt Publishing, he is the author of the Testing AngularJS video course, and keeps Angular developers up-to-date with the Learning AngularJS newsletter.

Rudolf blogs about free/open source software at SourceContribute.com and about Python, web development, and tech leadership at NeverFriday.com