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Backbone.js Testing

By : Ryan Glenn Roemer
Book Image

Backbone.js Testing

By: Ryan Glenn Roemer

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Backbone.js Testing
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Replacing method behaviors with Sinon.JS stubs

We have been able to handle our Backbone.js testing dependencies so far with a combination of clever class design and some manual faking. However, we are quickly approaching a point where we need a more reliable and consistent approach.

We will look to stubs to provide a straightforward and predictable means of substituting method behaviors in any Backbone.js component to reduce unintended application side effects and dependency issues. The ability to temporarily replace existing methods during tests offers an enormous amount of flexibility, particularly in situations where:

  • A Backbone.js application is under early development and not all of the planned components exist. Stubs allow us to write a simulated equivalent of the missing functionality in tests that can later be removed when the real application code is written. Even after the application code has been implemented, stubs may still be appropriate for a subset of the original specs, depending...