Web App Testing Using Knockout.JS

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  • Introduce and use Knockout.JS in a JavaScript web application as a presentation framework
  • Design a JavaScript web application using the well-known Model-View-ViewModel presentation pattern
  • Set up a simple testing environment with Jasmine
  • Unit test a JavaScript web application using the Behavior Driven Development approach
  • Adopt the correct development strategies to obtain the best results in terms of unit testing
  • Install and set up an automated testing environment using Node.JS and Karma
  • Execute unit testing and code coverage on development and minified production code

As modern web applications grow in complexity and features, developers need tools and frameworks to deliver and maintain solutions with high quality standards. Knockout.JS is an emerging JavaScript presentation framework that promotes a solid solution design in combination with Jasmine, a well-known unit testing library. They both ensure rapid development and maintainability over time, and modification of requirements, reducing errors and addressing expected functionalities.

This book is a great starting point to meet all the most important concepts and frameworks involved in modern web application production. Every chapter sequentially introduces a library or a tool as a specific building block of the entire environment, proposing concrete examples and development considerations. By the end of this book, you will have a solid direction to follow when developing a web application, and you will also collect new hints and ideas to improve the delivery process of web applications.

  • Test JavaScript web applications using one of the most known unit testing libraries—Jasmine.js
  • Leverage the two way bindings and dependency tracking mechanism to test web applications using Knockout.js
  • The book covers different JavaScript application testing strategies supported by real-world examples
Page Count 154
Course Length 4 hours 37 minutes
ISBN 9781783982844
Date Of Publication 17 Nov 2014


Roberto Messora

Roberto Messora is a product manager and software architect for geospatial IT solutions based on ESRI, Microsoft .NET, and HTML5 technology stacks. In the last few years, working as a specialist at Value Lab S.p.a. (http://www.valuelab.it/en/), an innovative management consulting and IT solutions company specializing in marketing, sales, and retailing, he has acquired a deep knowledge in Location Analytics and Geomarketing, delivering web applications and tools for a wide range of industries.

He also believes in an effective and collaborative team environment, adopting modern ALM techniques and tools.