Book Announcement - Backbone.js Testing
Backbone.js Testing Book
The book progresses from Mocha test suites and Chai assertions to advanced test mocks and stubs with Sinon.JS. The requisite libraries and utilities are introduced with in-depth examples and best practices for integration with your applications. The book guides you through the test planning and implementation processes for your application models, views, routers, and other Backbone.js components.
Backbone.js Testing gives you the tools, examples, and assistance to test your Backbone.js web applications thoroughly, quickly, and with confidence.
To provide a better idea of the book’s structure, the tentative chapter titles are as follows:
- Setting up a Test Infrastructure
- Creating a Backbone.js Application Test Plan
- Test Assertions, Specs, and Suites
- Test Spies
- Test Stubs and Mocks
- Automated Web Testing
The Road to my First Book
Packt Publishing approached me towards the end of last year about authoring a book on the subject and I signed on. My hope with the project is that I will be able to provide a resource to reduce the pain in frontend tests with a structured programming guide and practical examples using various (exciting and interesting) modern testing libraries.
It has been a stressful, hectic, and wonderful experience writing the book, and I’m really looking forward to completing the project. And, I will be happy to be able to reclaim my nights and weekends that have been devoted to the book over the past couple of months.
After the book is published, I plan on writing a series of posts about authoring a technical book, with all of the ups and downs that the process entails. In the meantime, I just have to proof each chapter one final time and it should be off to the presses, so to speak!