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E2E testing with Nightwatch.js

A while back I wrote some tutorials about E2E testing with FluentLenium (Java), E2E testing for Meteor using Velocity and recently E2E testing AngularJS applications using Protractor. Today I’m also going to test an AngularJS application, but this time I will be using Nightwatch.js. While Nightwatch.js is not made specifically for AngularJS applications, you can […]

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More fun with AngularJS $http: a loading indicator

In my previous tutorial we used $http to create a utility that automatically converts all ISO 8601 date strings to proper JavaScript dates. $http allows us to do a lot of things. Ever wanted to create a “Loading, please wait…” indicator when your data is loading over your REST service? With $http you can easily […]

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AngularJS $http and dates

When you’re writing AngularJS applications, chances are that you’re going to have to consume a REST API. If you’re as lucky as me you’ll encounter a situation where you’ll have to read dates. However, while Date objects are a part of the standard JavaScript specs, it’s not a part of the JSON spec. So… how […]

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E2E testing AngularJS applications with Protractor

A few weeks ago I wrote a simple AngularJS application and some tests using Jasmine + Sinon.js. Today we will go into detail about another aspect of testing AngularJS applications, namely end to end testing (E2E).

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Using Sinon.js while testing AngularJS applications

I’ve already done quite some tutorials about testing JavaScript applications, recently about testing a Meteor application with Jasmine and Sinon.js. Sinon.js is not only useful to Meteor applications though, and in this article I’ll show you how helpful it can be while testing AngularJS applications.

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Setting up AngularJS applications with Yeoman

Where are the good ol’ days when everyone used 1 JavaScript library at most (usually jQuery). With modern applications you need a modern approach, setting up such a project can be hard sometimes, but why re-invent the wheel if there are probably thousands of people who need the same thing? Yeoman helps you to setup your […]

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E2E testing your Meteor app with Cucumber, WebdriverIO and Chai

In my previous tutorial I mentioned how to write unit tests for Meteor using Jasmine and Sinon.js on the Velocity platform. In this tutorial I will write some end to end (E2E) tests for the same application, but with some different frameworks. I will still be using Velocity, but as I mentioned in my previous […]

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Unit testing Meteor applications with Velocity, Jasmine and Sinon.js

In my previous tutorial I explained some of the basic features of Meteor, a full stack JavaScript platform. In this tutorial I will go more in depth about testing a Meteor application, by testing the chat application we wrote in the previous tutorial. In this first part I'll show you how to unit test your Meteor application using the Velocity platform.

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Writing a chat application with Meteor

A few days ago I gave an introduction to Meteor for students of UCLL starting of with an empty project and building a complete chat application in the process. The application we’re going to build will look like this:

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Working with the MEAN stack: MVC

In the previous tutorial I finished the configuration of the application so that in this tutorial we can concentrate ourself on the Model-View-Controller part of the application. The application consists of two parts, the server- and the client-side part of the application. Both of them use the Model-View-Controller pattern though. First of all, let’s start by […]

An introduction to AngularJS: Filters and factories

In this second part of the tutorials series about introducing AngularJS I’m going to talk about filters and factories. In the first part we made our first AngularJS application and wrote a small controller. What we learned in that tutorial is that AngularJS biggest trump is that it has two way data binding, which means that […]

Testing your Spring Boot application with Selenium

The past couple of weeks I wrote several kind of tests for my Spring Boot application, we started of with some integration tests for our REST service, and today I’m writing the last part of the series with some functional/integration tests for the application using Selenium.

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