Yep. I think we're discussing the difference between 'acceptance tests' and 'unit tests' - as Uncle Bob calls them.
I think 'front end' (not meant as a derogatory term!) devs tend not to think about unit testing as being worthwhile. Part of that is probably because there aren't as many layers in the front end 'project' structure as there usually is in the back end. In the back end I hope you'd expect both unit tests and acceptance tests, but if there aren't any complicated functions that need unit testing, maybe the acceptance tests are enough.
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