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Learning AngularJS Testing

Excel at AngularJS testing skills and coding techniques to build potent, interactive applications
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Last updated 12/2015
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Description

Finding the perfect balance between visual layout and coding has been a nightmare for developers, a problem which AngularJS deals with so well that in just a brief time since inception, it has become a favorite of developers all around the world. It has rightfully earned the tag of being a ‘Superheroic’ framework thanks to the diverse range of features it provides, and also as it helps the developers to build powerful applications without compromising on the visual aspects. Along with being a fully-featured package, it also presents an outstanding ability to be tested, which further helps to manage the applications and keeps them up and running!

Learning AngularJS Testing will help you to understand the different aspects involved in testing components, such as controllers and directives, with the help of a practical pizza ordering application right from the start, all the way to the end!

We’ll start by constructing a project structure of our app, before installing and initializing various helpful tools such as Karma, Jasmine, and Grunt. We will create controllers for ordering the pizza, reviewing the order and test them be it with or without any dependencies. Not only that, but we will also go through testing the navigation between two controllers with the help of End2End testing. After that, we will create accordion directives for our application, unit test them, and resolve the errors if these tests fail. Furthermore, we will modify our services to use the $resource module and help them interact with REST API web services, as well as unit test them with the help of mocks and spies. Finally, we will create and test directives and controllers which fetch information from the service and display it.

At the end of the course, you’ll be familiar with the various approaches involved in testing AngularJS code and will be able to implement them to develop bug-free and maintainable applications.

About The Author

Rudolf Olah is a fullstack web developer who runs the Learning AngularJS newsletter and currently works with Python/Django, and NodeJS and JavaScript. In the past he has written for Linuxcom and writes about open source on the SourceContribute blog. He is a professional member of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) and has used all sorts of programming languages from C/C++ to Java to Ruby to Lisp and Smalltalk.

Who is the target audience?
  • Learning AngularJS Testing will help you to learn various testing techniques as well as add unit tests and integration/end2end tests to your code.
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What Will I Learn?
Setup your testing environment by installing and configuring various tools like Jasmine, Karma and Grunt
Unit test your controllers without dependencies and those with dependencies with the help of mocks and spies
Analyze the navigation between two different controllers with routes using End2End testing
Create and test accordion directives for DOM manipulations as well as perform End2End test on controllers which use them
Build and test a service which interacts with REST API
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Requirements
  • Are you an experienced JavaScript developer whose work relies heavily on AngularJS? Want to begin test-driven development in AngularJS? Then this course is perfect for you!
Curriculum For This Course
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Setting Up AngularJS for Unit Testing and End2End Testing
4 Lectures 15:33

This video will offer the overview of the course.

The Course Overview
01:56

We want to run and write unit tests to practice test-driven development. We will use a test framework and a test/task runner.

Setting Up Karma and Jasmine with Grunt Task Runner
05:22

We have to set up project directories and other files. We will create the project structure.

Setting Up the Project Structure
03:33

We need to perform a unit test and an end2end test on the existing controller. We will configure the Karma test runner.

Configuring Karma for Testing
04:42
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Testing Controllers
3 Lectures 14:00

A controller needs testing and is self-contained. We will write unit tests for this.

Preview 05:28

A controller relies on a service. We have to make sure that the integration works. We will write unit and integration tests for it.

Testing Controllers That Have a Dependency
04:33

We need multiple controllers in an app. We have to make sure that they work together and the UI works for the user.

End2End Testing Two Controllers
03:59
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Testing Directives
3 Lectures 11:09

We require a custom user interface component. So, we will create a directive.

Preview 03:46

We need to make sure that the UI works automatically. We will write a unit test for it.

Unit Testing the accordion Directive
05:11

The directive influences user navigation or the UI appearance. We will test it at the integration level.

An End2End Test of the Controller That Uses the accordion Directive
02:12
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Testing $resource-based REST API Services
4 Lectures 22:49

We want to interface with the REST API. We will use the $resource service that is included with AngularJS.

Preview 08:06

We require a fast way to test the REST API. We will create a server with fake data.

Creating a REST API NodeJS Server with Fake Data
04:20

We need a useful directive. We will create a directive that is hooked up to a service.

Displaying Information with a Directive (from the Service)
06:30

We need a controller to communicate with the server. We will hook up a controller to the service.

Displaying Information with a Controller
03:53
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