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Testing JavaScript Code with Jasmine

Aug 10, 2011, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
"JavaScript has remained a popular, if often derided, language since its very inception back in 1995. In recent years its adoption has skyrocketed as demand for standards- and cross device-compliant Web applications has soared. Such applications tend to be pretty complex projects, and appropriately developers have sought to employ sound testing approaches which ensure the code is operating as expected. While manual testing has its place, automated testing strategies can help to ensure maximum and prolonged coverage of code throughout the project lifetime.

Server-side developers have long experienced the benefits of automated testing solutions, taking advantage of testing frameworks such as RSpec for Ruby, PHPUnit for PHP, and JUnit for Java. If you fall into this crowd but are starting to spend more time with JavaScript, chances are you're fretting over how to apply similar techniques on the client (or or server!) side. Not to worry, as several interesting JavaScript testing frameworks exist, perhaps chief among them Jasmine, a popular open source behavior-driven development framework.

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