Episode 50

050 JSJ QUnit with Jörn Zaefferer


March 8th, 2013

57 mins 32 secs

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Jörn Zaefferer (twitter github blog)
Jamison Dance (twitter github blog)
Joe Eames (twitter github blog)
Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)
01:15 - Jörn Zaefferer Introduction


02:32 - QUnit

jQuery Mobile
Introduction to Unit Testing | QUnit

06:59 - Built-in support for HTML fixtures for your tests

08:50 - Unit Testing

joshuaclayton / specit

mmonteleone / pavlov

11:57 - Assertions


15:49 - Why use QUnit?

unit testing - QUnit vs Jasmine - Stack Overflow


023 RR Book Club: Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns with Kent Beck

26:01 - User experience for user interface

30:03 - Continuous integration setups

Jenkins CI 
023 JSJ Phantom.js with Ariya Hidayat 

jquery / testswarm

jQuery's TestSwarm


36:55 - Testing in JavaScript

Sauce Labs: Cloudified Browser Testing 

43:35 - Add-ons


MYO - The Gesture Control Armband (Jamison)
Mailbox (Jamison)
Testing Clientside JavaScript (Joe’s Course) (Joe)
DragonBox (Joe)
Breeze.js (Joe)
Anker Battery Pack (Chuck)
App.net (Chuck)
Leap Motion (Jörn)
jQuery Validation Plugin Pledgie (Jörn)

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CHUCK:  Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 50 of the JavaScript Jabber Show. This week on our panel, we have Jamison Dance.

JAMISON:  Hello friends.

CHUCK:  We have Joe Eames.

JOE:  Hey, everybody.

CHUCK:  I'm Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. I'm the only person on this particular episode whose name does not start with J.

We also have -- I know I'm going to destroy this name. Jorn Zaefferer.

JORN:  Hi! Yeah, it’s me. You should have practiced the last name too.

CHUCK:  Yeah.

JOE:  You should pronounce that correctly for us so we know.

JORN:  Jorn Zaefferer.

CHUCK:  Alright. Well, I can say Jorn. So, I’m going to stick with that.

JORN:  Yeah, that works.

CHUCK:  Do you want to introduce your self for the people who aren’t aware of who you are and what you do?

JORN:  Sure. I'm a freelance software developer since a little bit more than two years now. I am involved a lot in the jQuery project and have been involved in that for years. So far, I'm the only person on the Board of Directors of the jQuery Foundation outside of the US. And for the jQuery project, I'm working mostly on jQuery UI and the testing tools. So jQuery UI, I'm one of the lead developers. One was Scott Gonzalez. For the testing tools, I'm leading that team. So, I'm trying to get contributions from other people so things move along evenly. There’s usually much more work to do than I can handle myself. So, I’m trying my best to get open source going there.

CHUCK:  So, you work on jQuery UI and QUnit?

JORN:  I’m working on the jQuery UI and the testing tools which involves QUnit and a few other things. QUnit is the one that’s actually featured in the jQuery site. We also have TestSwarm and even smaller tools that eventually should get there as well. It’s much more influx than QUnit is.

CHUCK:  Interesting. So, we brought you on the show to talk about QUnit. Joe is kind of our testing guru as far as JavaScript goes. Is QUnit just a unit testing framework or do you provide other tools for integration with a backend or other libraries?

JORN:  QUnit focuses mostly on unit testing. But people usually end up using it for other things as well. I heard a story where someone was using QUnit to do performance regression testing.