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Learn Frontend Testing

Learn Frontend Testing

As a part of Formidable Labs’ series of development education events, I led a “Learn Frontend Testing” workshop on Oct. 16, 2013 for the SeattleJS meetup group. My slides are available at the following locations:

  • Web Presentation: A live, navigable reveal.js website. (Note: use the space bar to advance slides and arrow keys to navigate.)
  • PDF: A download-able PDF.

And, here’s an embedded format:


Packt Holiday eBook Sale

Packt Holiday Discount

Packt Publishing is offering a pretty respectable 50% off all of their eBooks through Oct. 17th. They’ve got a Columbus Day special code of COL50 to enter during checkout. (For those not quite comfortable with Columbus Day, consider it a Bartolomé Day discount.)


Backbone.js Testing - Book Contest

Win Free Copies of Backbone.js Testing

I’m pleased to announce that Packt Publishing is organizing a contest to give away copies of my book, Backbone.js Testing!

Five participants stand a chance to win digital copies of the book.

Book Overview

Backbone.js Testing covers Backbone.js test architecture and development, and in brief summary will help you:

  • Create comprehensive test infrastructures.
  • Understand and utilize modern frontend testing techniques and libraries.
  • Use mocks, spies, and fakes to effortlessly test and observe complex Backbone.js application behavior.
  • Automate tests to run from the command line, shell, or practically anywhere.

Enter the Contest, Win the Book!

All you need to do is leave a comment below with what interests you most about the book. You can get a good sense of the book’s content by looking at it’s product description on Packt’s book page.

Deadline: The contest will close in one week’s time. Winners will be contacted by Packt via email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment! (Alternately, after leaving a comment you can instead email me at ryan@loose-bits.com if you don’t want your email address to publicly appear on this page.)