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Jasmine JavaScript Testing - Second Edition by Paulo Ragonha

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Chapter 3. Testing Frontend Code

Testing JavaScript browser code has been notoriously considered hard, and although there are many complications while dealing with cross-browser testing, the most common problem is not with the testing process but rather that the application code itself is not testable.

Since every element in the browser's document is accessible globally, it is easy to write a monolithic piece of JavaScript code, which deals with the whole page. This leads to a number of problems, and the biggest one is that it is pretty hard to test.

In this chapter, we are going to get the best practices on how to write maintainable and testable browser code.

To implement the user interface, we are going to use jQuery, a well-known JavaScript library ...

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