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Justin Ho
Justin Ho

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How do You do testing?

I'm currently working through adding livewire (a server side framework) to my laravel app - HypeTracker, but I decided to stop and think about how some of you DEV members approach testing for small or personal projects because a lot of testing posts have been popping up lately.

It was easy for my backend parts as I was fairly comfortable writing unit tests for API and functions. But do you guys do any browser testing as well before writing the visual portions? Mostly talking about pet projects.

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Emanuel Quimper

For browser I use cypress lately. If not I use dusk :)

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Justin Ho Author

Nice! I've used cypress a little before. How stringent would you say you test on your personal projects? Do you test every element?

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Emanuel Quimper

I tdd the backend but for the front end, I test only the big features. I dont gonna test like html element etc. But example I use react a lot, I will test some features etc. But if I receive complain for a bug etc, for sure I will add test for this feature after that.

I will say test the one you know can bug, test the fact then you show a h1 with the title I dont think this is the best one to do. Don't chase the 100% coverage

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Justin Ho Author

That's great advice! Thanks Emanuel!

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