New England Software Symposium

September 28 - 30, 2018

Automated Testing JavaScript

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Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

JavaScript is one of the most powerful and yet perilous languages. It is arguably the most ubiquitous language, the king of the client side programming the web. The dynamic nature of the language offers many benefits, but the weak typing and lack of tooling can make changes unpredictable, that is, if we're not careful. Automated testing can greatly alleviate the pains and lead to more fruitful development.

In this presentation we will take look at the tools, but also the approach to automate the tests for JavaScript code. We will start with simple cases at first, but quickly dive into dealing with dependencies, and measuring code coverage.

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About Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.