Episode 160

AiA 159: Testing Angular with Intern 4 with Bryan Forbes


October 10th, 2017

48 mins 8 secs

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Joe Eames

Shai Reznik

Alyssa Nicoll

Charles Max Wood

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Bryan Forbes

In the episode of Adventures in Angular, the panel speaks with Bryan Forbes. Bryan has been working for Sight Pen a consultancy company that works with JavaScript and many others platforms. Bryan mentions that SitePen is well known for their Dojo toolkit. Bryan talks about testing Angular with the intern tool.

Bryan and the panel dive into the testing of all sorts old and new tools and compared them to the Intern Toolkit.  Bryan talks about the different kinds functions that are needed to compile and implement testing. The discussion covers tools like Testacular, karma, Protractor, and Leadfoot, and Intern, as testing kits for Angular.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • What intern a testing tool and how it is used.
  • Protractor and how this is different as a testing tool
  • Cross browser testing
  • Testacular turning in to Karma
  • Unit testing end to end.
  • Using typescript
  • Promise shim
  • How to bring Intern into your Angular App
  • Assertion libraries
  • Intern working with Karma
  • Intern is client-side product, not a SAAS product
  • Protractor
  • Webpak plugin to integrate Intern
  • End-to-End testing
  • Leadfoot testing
  • and much more!