Chapter 12. Testing and Debugging

As you write JavaScript applications, you will soon realize that having a sound testing strategy is indispensable. In fact, not writing enough tests is almost always a bad idea. It is essential to cover all nontrivial functionality of your code to make sure of the following points:

  • Existing code behaves as per the specifications
  • Any new code does not break the behavior defined by the specifications

Both these points are very important. Many engineers consider only the first point as the sole reason to cover your code with enough tests. The most obvious advantage of test coverage is to really make sure that the code being pushed to production system is mostly error free. Writing test cases to smartly cover maximum ...

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