Course Description

"Intro to JavaScript Unit Testing & BDD" is a comprehensive course designed to provide beginners with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to start implementing automated testing in their JavaScript projects. The course is centered on two major concepts - Unit Testing and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). The course starts by introducing learners to the basics of Unit Testing. Participants will learn about the different types of tests, including unit tests, integration tests, and end-to-end tests. They will also be exposed to the various tools and frameworks used in Unit Testing, including Mocha, Chai, and Jest. By the end of the module, learners will be able to write and run their first unit tests. The second part of the course focuses on BDD. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of how to write tests that are more expressive and readable by humans. They will learn how to write scenarios using Gherkin syntax and how to use tools like Cucumber.js to automate the execution of these scenarios. Participants will also learn how to use BDD to improve collaboration and communication within development teams. Throughout the course, learners will be introduced to a range of best practices and techniques for testing JavaScript applications. They will learn how to write tests that are fast, reliable, and maintainable, and how to use code coverage tools to identify areas of their code that require more testing. Additionally, participants will learn about test-driven development (TDD), a methodology that emphasizes writing tests before writing code. The course also covers the different types of JavaScript code that can be tested, including functions, classes, and components. Participants will learn how to use mocking and stubbing to isolate components for testing, and how to use asynchronous testing to handle code that relies on external resources like APIs or databases. In summary, "Intro to JavaScript Unit Testing & BDD" is an essential course for anyone looking to improve the quality of their JavaScript applications. By the end of the course, learners will have a solid foundation in Unit Testing and BDD, and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to start implementing automated testing in their own projects. Author: Traversy Media