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3: Introduction to Testing & QA [x/post from Start Here: Web Dev]

July 20, 2015

Dain answers questions he’s received about QA, discusses the process of automated unit testing, and shows how qa engineers and qa in general works within a team environment. He also touches on best practices and ways to get started *right now* with testing your own code!

  • Capybara – Rails “integration testing” framework.
  • Jasmine jQuery – JavaScript testing API for Jasmine that matches against the DOM and can do CSS, HTML, etc matching.
  • Jasmine – JavaScript testing framework, called “Behavior Driven” on site. For right now if you don’t know what is you can ignore it. Behavior driven development is a bit of a more advanced iteration that I don’t think adds value to your education if you are new to testing.
  • Mocha – Alternative to Jasmine (another JS testing framework).
  • RSpec – Rails testing framework (the one most people I know would recommend).
  • Bluehost – Host a site $3 – $5/month

The Advanced Beginner Challenge – I built a course to get your first job in web development, or upgrade from Junior to mid-level. All done over email for your convenience.

Check out Team Treehouse to grow as a programmer! starthere.fm/treehouse

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  • Chris July 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Extremely helpful and inspirational! Thank you!

    • Dain Miller July 23, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Chris! Really appreciate it. :)

      • Darren December 24, 2015 at 12:04 pm


        Will you continue this series or have you moved on to other things? Loved your talk on immersion in context in episode 1. Looking forward to more!

        • Dain Miller May 1, 2016 at 1:25 am

          Thanks for that! A lot of people enjoyed that social context segment. I will have to do more of that! :)

  • Diego August 7, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Hey, just listened to most of this broadcast and this is some pretty insightful stuff. Though it seems like the player vanishes for me mid-podcast… http://i.imgur.com/WS8g4Rh.png

    • Keith Monaghan August 7, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Thanks for heads up. We’ll take a look.

      Thanks for listening!


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