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Mastering JavaScript Design Patterns - Second Edition by Simon Timms

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Chapter 12. Patterns for Testing

Throughout this book we've been pushing the idea that JavaScript is no longer a toy language with which we can't do useful things. Real world software is being written in JavaScript right now and the percentage of applications using JavaScript is only likely to grow over the next decade.

With real software comes concerns about correctness. Manually testing software is painful and, weirdly, error-prone. It is far cheaper and easier to produce unit and integration tests that run automatically and test various aspects of the application.

There are countless tools available for testing JavaScript, from test runners to testing frameworks; the ecosystem is a rich one. We'll try to maintain a more or less tool-agnostic ...

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