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Source Allies
Virtual at Your Place, IA
Second Tuesday every month

August 14, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm @ 1420 Locust St, Top Floor

Over mocking, under delivering

Toran Billups @toranb

The JavaScript community has a strong testing culture, but advanced topics like the intersection of integration and isolation testing can be as confusing as they are controversial. To make matters worse we are often tricked into believing that a mock library has the answer to all of our problems, making it difficult to evaluate when to use mocks (or even avoid them).

This talk will give you a fresh perspective on the use and abuse of mock objects, explore why this topic is crucial for test suite reliability, and equip developers with strategies to make these distinctions without the guesswork.