JavaScript Testing
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assignment Level : Introductive
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In this course you'll learn how to write JavaScript applications with confidence, using the red-green-refactor workflow. You'll write comprehensive suites of tests that validate your application is functioning as intended at all times. You'll start by exploring how other industries use a variety of tests and the value it provides. You'll then start writing your very own tests, using the Jasmine testing framework. Finally, you'll start developing your very own address book application using the red-green-refactor workflow and explore a variety of scenarios including testing asynchronous functions.

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Overview

This course consists of 2 lessons. In the first lesson, you'll discover the importance of testing and reconsider its purpose and the value it provides. In the second lesson, you'll explore the Jasmine testing framework write your own test suites while developing an address book application.

Lesson 1: Rethinking Testing

From education to aerospace, tests provide invaluable feedback to those that analyze the results. In this lesson, you'll learn all about the importance of testing, how to identify the expectations a test is attempting to validate and how to write expectations in code. **Topics covered:** * What is a test? * Validating opinions * Identifying and defining expectations * Writing expectations in code

Lesson 2: Writing Test Suites

JavaScript doesn't support testing natively, so you'll need a framework to provide the functionality you need. In this lesson, you'll get an introductions to the Jasmine testing framework and use the red-green-refactor workflow to begin development on an address book application. **Topics covered:** * Introduction to Jasmine * Writing suites, specs and tests * The red-green-refactor workflow cycle * Testing asynchronous functionality
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Instructors

  • Michael Wales - Michael is a self-taught full-stack web developer and open source advocate. Before joining Udacity, he spent over 10 years developing classified applications for some of the most demanding intelligence organizations in the world. He has an active Top Secret clearance and, unless you have one as well, that's all you're allowed to know. In his spare time he enjoys playing paintball, video games, and spending time with his 3 wonderful children.
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Udacity

Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals.

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