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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

Testing Backbone.js components with stubs and mocks

With the addition of stubs and mocks to our test infrastructure, we are ready to tackle the remaining components of our Backbone.js application that we will cover in this book: the App.Views.NotesItem view and the App.Routers.Router router. For those following along in the code examples, we will integrate the specs for these application components into the test driver page chapters/05/test/test.html.

Ensuring stubs and mocks are actually bound

One preliminary Sinon.JS issue that can trip up developers is making sure that spies, stubs, and mocks are actually bound to the expected methods of a Backbone.js application object during a test.

Let's start with a simple Backbone.js view named MyView. The view has a custom method named foo() that is bound to two event listeners, wrapped and unwrapped. The listeners are functionally equivalent, except that wrapped wraps the call in a function (function () {; }) while unwrapped binds the real...