> The discovery of unit testing and test-driven development was one of the > most important parts of my growth as a developer. The ability to write > simple, small pieces of code that could verify the behavior of my > application was in itself quite useful. And the ability to refactor without > fear, just by running the test suite, changed how I program. But the real > benefits come in how unit tests shape your application code: more testable > code is often more well thought-out, more decoupled, and more extensible.
> In this talk, I'll give a whirlwind introduction to unit testing as a > concept and as a practice. I want you fully convinced it's the best thing > to happen to software development, if you aren't already. Once we're on the > same page there, I'll take a deep dive into what makes a *good* unit > test. This involves testing tools such as spies, stubs, and mocks, concepts > like code coverage, and practices like dependency injection that shape your > application code. The most important lesson will be on how to focus on > singular, isolated units of code in your testing, as this guides you toward > building modular, flexible, and comprehensible applications.
> *Client Side Unit Testing for Single Page Applications* with John K. Paul<http://johnkpaul.com/>
> The unit testing web developer population, in general, has been growing by > leaps and bounds, but sadly those gains havenít been as steady on the > client side. Iíd like to address a few of the reasons why that is, and how > we can change that by unit testing our client side application code as > thoroughly as possible.
> I will also be giving a short introduction to the grunt build tool. Iíll > show you how to setup grunt in such a way that your test output can be > easily integrated with your continuous integration suite as well as run > every time you change a file. Hopefully, eventually, weíll all be able to > have the confidence inspired by the green and red lights on a build > monitor, on both sides of the great HTTP divide.
Hope these are of interest to some of you out there!