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Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition

By : Ved Antani, Stoyan STEFANOV
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Book Image

Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition

5 (1)
By: Ved Antani, Stoyan STEFANOV

Overview of this book

JavaScript is an object-oriented programming language that is used for website development. Web pages developed today currently follow a paradigm that has three clearly distinguishable parts: content (HTML), presentation (CSS), and behavior (JavaScript). JavaScript is one important pillar in this paradigm, and is responsible for the running of the web pages. This book will take your JavaScript skills to a new level of sophistication and get you prepared for your journey through professional web development. Updated for ES6, this book covers everything you will need to unleash the power of object-oriented programming in JavaScript while building professional web applications. The book begins with the basics of object-oriented programming in JavaScript and then gradually progresses to cover functions, objects, and prototypes, and how these concepts can be used to make your programs cleaner, more maintainable, faster, and compatible with other programs/libraries. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to incorporate object-oriented programming in your web development workflow to build professional JavaScript applications.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Object-Oriented JavaScript - Third Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Built-in Functions
Regular Expressions

Chapter 12. Testing and Debugging

As you write JavaScript applications, you will soon realize that having a sound testing strategy is indispensable. In fact, not writing enough tests is almost always a bad idea. It is essential to cover all nontrivial functionality of your code to make sure of the following points:

  • Existing code behaves as per the specifications

  • Any new code does not break the behavior defined by the specifications

Both these points are very important. Many engineers consider only the first point as the sole reason to cover your code with enough tests. The most obvious advantage of test coverage is to really make sure that the code being pushed to production system is mostly error free. Writing test cases to smartly cover maximum functional areas of the code, generally gives good indication around the overall quality of the code. There should be no arguments or compromises around this point. Although, it is unfortunate that many production systems are still bereft of adequate...