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Deploying Node.js

By : Sandro Pasquali
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Deploying Node.js

By: Sandro Pasquali

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Deploying Node.js
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using Node's native testing tools

Testing is simply the act of checking whether your assumptions about the state of something are false. In this way, testing software follows the scientific method in that you will express a theory, make a prediction, and run an experiment to see whether the data matches your prediction.

Unlike scientists, software developers can change reality—Einstein's joke about changing the facts if they don't fit the theory actually applies, without irony, to the testing process. In fact, it is required! When your tests (theories) fail, you must change "the world" until the tests do not fail.

In this section, you will learn how to use Node's native debugger for live code testing and how to use the assert module to make predictions, run experiments, and test results.

The Node debugger

Most developers have used an IDE for development. A key feature of all good development environments is access to a debugger, which allows breakpoints to be set in a program in places where...