Tdd

Cypress Live-Reload Tests on Code Changes

Out of the box, Cypress offers an amazing live-reloading feature. But there is one caveat: live-reloading only works when changing test code, not when updating the application code. Nowadays, we are used to live-reloading in the browser thanks to webpack hot module replacement (HMR) and other fantastic development tools like Vite or Snowpack. If we had something similar in Cypress, practicing TDD would be a lot easier...

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Telling a Story with Test Code

A few weeks ago, I wrote about naming unit tests BDD style using Given/When/Then. In this article, I have expressed the thought that I do not like to repeat information in the description and in the expect statement. After writing some tests the way I've described in this article, I noticed a couple of drawbacks...

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Naming Your Unit Tests: It Should vs. Given/When/Then

For the most time, when writing unit tests, I favored the it should ... pattern for naming my tests. But time and time again, I noticed that when following this naming convention, I either had to write very long test cases or omit important information...

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Weekly Recap: TDD is dead

Last week I did go down the rabbit hole reading about TDD best practices and misconceptions. Everything began with a Twitter discussion about David Heinemeier Hansson's (old) article: TDD is dead. Long live testing...

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