Automatic versioning of npm packages

When you are the maintainer of an npm package, you need to do some administrative work around its versioning. When you release a new version, you need to make sure the package.json is updated, the package is correctly uploaded to npm registry, the git repository is tagged accordingly and so on. You shouldn’t be doing these things manually if you can automate them. Continue reading Automatic versioning of npm packages

Functional Testing – WebDriverIO Integrated Test Runner

In the previous series of posts, we had a look at functional testing with WebDriverIO and mocha. We explored the page object pattern and saw the challenges of asynchronous programming with promises. We even saw some ways of mitigating those challenges. However, there is another approach to the same problems. Instead of running our tests with mocha, we can run them using the integrated test runner of WebDriverIO.
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Functional Testing – Hiding Async

In the previous post, we explored the Page Object pattern and rewrote our tests to use this technique. Sometimes, it can be that the tests appear to be a bit verbose due to the usage of promises. Additionally, promises and asynchronous programming in general can be somewhat confusing to developers. Let’s see some ways of making the tests shorter and easier to read.

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Functional Testing – Dealing with failed tests

In the previous post, we wrote some functional tests and we encountered our first failing test. Let’s see how we can go about investigating these failures, both on a developer machine and during continuous integration. Continue reading Functional Testing – Dealing with failed tests

Functional Testing – First steps towards a framework

Before we go any further, let’s take a break and add a bit of a structure to our functional tests. This will allow us to reduce the code we have to write for each test. We’ll also start thinking about how to organize the tests into folders and files. Continue reading Functional Testing – First steps towards a framework