Book Review: Backbone.js Testing
Over the past few weeks, I have spent time reading Backbone.js Testing
at the request of the author, Ryan Roemer. This goes through the motions of creating a Notes application (think of a very stripped down and rudimentary Evernote) from the ground up, demonstrating thoroughly the process of testing the implementation throughout.
Every aspect of this text is well planned and executed. From an overview of the Backbone.js architecture to the Notes application itself, I was very pleased with the content and arrangement. Some of the topics covered by the author include:
- Backbone.js Application Development
- Mocha Testing Framework
- Chai Assertion Framework
- Sinon.JS Test Double Library
- Test Automation with Selenium and PhantomJS
Not So Good
There really was little or nothing that I can criticize about Backbone.js Testing
Far and away, Backbone.js Testing
is, in itself, a solid backbone for JS testing in general, while containing specifics related only to the name from which it's title is derived. In addition, the book provides an overarching view of the subject matter without either treading on any given area within too lightly or delving too deep. Finally, there is more than sufficient information in the book, and more so in the code samples, to give anyone looking to develop a test architecture a firm foundation for their implementation.
Note: Packt Publishing has not compensated me monetarily for writing this review. However, I have received a copy of the text for my time, and to allow me to read the title in order to review it.
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