Alexandre Lim

Testing JavaScriptBy Kent C. Dodds

What is Testing JavaScript?

Testing JavaScript is an online course by Kent C. Dodds to learn how to efficiently test a JavaScript application using the Testing Trophy method. The course requires some experience developing web applications with JavaScript, but it's beginner-friendly on the testing part. It consists of eight modules composed of many video lessons.

Kent C. Dodds is a well-known software engineer in the React ecosystem with many open-source contributions. He's the author of React Testing Library. He has experience in teaching, and you can expect solid quality from Testing JavaScript.

Why did I take the course?

As a software craftsman, testing is a must to deliver reliable applications. Searching for better ways to test and improve my testing skills is necessary to offer what's best to my clients. I used Enzyme before and was interested in React Testing Library and its testing philosophy. There's probably nothing better than taking a course on JavaScript testing from the library's author.

Did Testing JavaScript deliver on its promise?

If you're new to the testing ecosystem in JavaScript, it will be valuable. But if you're a veteran, you'll probably learn some things, but overall, you may not get much from the course. You can check out the modules that we'll be on the course on the landing page and see if it's worth the investment.

In my case, I had some experiences with testing, but I still learned a ton of things from Testing JavaScript. It gives you solid foundations that you can directly apply to your personal and professional projects.

Last Updated

May 10th, 2022