Category: Testing

  • Writing Tests that Work

    Writing Tests that Work

    Anthony Ciccarello | 30 June 2020

    Your team realizes that testing is valuable. Your team creates tests for already completed features. The result was encouraging and your team even found a few bugs hiding in the application. Your team returns to feature development and attempts to add new tests. Features took more time to complete because of the need to create

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  • Why Automated Testing Matters

    Why Automated Testing Matters

    Anthony Ciccarello | 30 June 2020

    Your software development team released an MVP application into production. The application only had a few features and the codebase is far from perfect, but there are big plans for the future! Your team presses on, adding features and your user base continues to grow. After a few months, cracks begin to surface. Users started

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  • Disciplined Engineering – Part 3: Refining Your Engineering Process

    Disciplined Engineering – Part 3: Refining Your Engineering Process

    Paul Shannon | 21 May 2020

    This is part 3 of the Disciplined Engineering series.  It is for teams that have an established engineering process with confidence around the quality of their application. This article will help improve your engineering game by identifying the common patterns that will further improve your team’s focus on quality. If you don’t  have an established

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  • Disciplined Engineering – Part 2: Creating Code Confidence

    Disciplined Engineering – Part 2: Creating Code Confidence

    Paul Shannon | 21 May 2020

    This is part 2 of the Disciplined Engineering series. It focuses on improving the confidence of the code produced by your team. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading Part 1: Building an Engineering Process as a prerequisite for these practices. You can also check out Part 3: Refining Your Engineering Process. Creating Code Confidence Ensuring the quality

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  • Snapshot Testing: Benefits and Drawbacks

    Snapshot Testing: Benefits and Drawbacks

    Jason Cheatham | 19 May 2020

    Snapshot testing has become very popular for front end-development over the last few years. The term has almost become synonymous with Jest and React, but it can be used to test more than just components. This article provides a brief overview of what snapshot testing is, what it isn’t, and how it might be helpful

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  • Performance Testing with k6

    Performance Testing with k6

    Stuart Bingë | 13 May 2020

    There’s an old adage in the software industry – premature optimization is the root of all evil. A corollary to this should be – no optimization is just as bad as premature optimization. It is often true that effort spent optimizing a system before features are properly implemented, correct and stable is effort wasted, but

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  • What Makes Intern Different

    What Makes Intern Different

    Jason Cheatham | 10 March 2020

    Intern has always taken a different path in the pursuit of flexible automated web app testing. In the early days, Intern leveraged AMD modules when most other testing frameworks were not modular or only supported CommonJS modules, allowing Intern to support modular code in any environment. Intern was also one of the first tools to

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  • CSUN ATC 2018: Attack of the Acronyms

    CSUN ATC 2018: Attack of the Acronyms

    Sarah Higley | 17 April 2018

    Picture lots and lots of dogs wearing vests Now, are you thinking of a Lewis Carroll-esque canine tea party, or a collection of service dogs? If the latter, you may be ready to attend the thankfully-abbreviated California State University: Northridge Assistive Technology Conference (hereafter referred to as CSUN or #CSUNATC18). If you picture an impeccably-dressed

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  • Intern Recorder 2 now supports TypeScript, ES Modules, and Intern 4

    Intern Recorder 2 now supports TypeScript, ES Modules, and Intern 4

    Jason Cheatham | 12 April 2018

    Intern Recorder is a Chrome extension that can kickstart the process of creating functional tests for Intern. It was initially released in 2015 users of Intern authored test suites as AMD modules. Intern has changed quite a bit since then; in particular, the standard suite module format has changed from AMD modules to ES Modules

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  • Testing TypeScript with Intern 4

    Testing TypeScript with Intern 4

    Jason Cheatham | 12 February 2018

    Intern is a popular JavaScript testing framework with an extensive feature set. While Intern has traditionally been focused on testing applications written in standard JavaScript, it has also had great support for TypeScript. With version 4, Intern has been completely rewritten in TypeScript, allowing it to provide a more seamless testing experience for TypeScript projects.

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  • Browser Automation with Puppeteer

    Umar Hansa | 4 October 2017

    Automating browsers provide many benefits including faster execution of repetitive tasks, ability to parallelise workloads and improved test coverage for your website. Google recently announced Puppeteer, a new tool to assist with Chrome browser automation.

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  • Efficient testing of Angular with Intern

    Efficient testing of Angular with Intern

    Dylan Schiemann | 22 September 2017

    Intern is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich approach to all types of JavaScript and TypeScript testing. Intern 4 is a major update refactored in TypeScript and with much improved support for modern language features and support for ESM as well as bundlers like webpack.

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  • Getting started with Intern 4

    Getting started with Intern 4

    Dylan Schiemann | 30 August 2017

    Unless you have a time machine or a TARDIS, it’s pretty rare to have solid documentation in place before an open source project is released! While we’re getting close to a beta release with the Intern 4 and while we still have a fair amount of documentation and refinements to complete, a number of people

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  • Web Frameworks: Testing

    Web Frameworks: Testing

    Kit Kelly | 29 August 2017

    Test early, test often, and test some more. Why put our heart and soul into our web applications only to be let down because we are not completely testing them. Let’s explore how the different web frameworks approach testing.

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  • Intern and JavaScript Testing in 2017

    Intern and JavaScript Testing in 2017

    Jason Cheatham | 22 June 2017

    Since we released Intern in 2013, the state of JavaScript testing has changed substantially. The JavaScript world was a very different place. Node.js was at version 0.8, and core modules like http were still being heavily developed! Popular tools like webpack, React, and TypeScript were still in the early stages of development. Jasmine was probably

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