Testing Angular Applications
Covers Angular 2
Jesse Palmer, Corinna Cohn, Michael Giambalvo, Craig Nishina
  • MEAP began March 2016
  • Publication in Fall 2017 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617293641
  • 300 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
The Angular 2 framework is great for building large-scale web applications that can be maintained and extended. And when you're building enterprise-level apps, testing is vital to the development process. Testing improves the quality of code and reduces maintenance, saving both time and money. Even though testing is crucial, it's sometimes neglected since there are few established resources and standards when it comes to modern JavaScript web applications. Developers who know how to build and leverage tests are highly valued by their clients and companies.
Table of Contents detailed table of contents

1. Introduction to Testing Angular 2 Applications

1.1. Angular 2 Testing Overview

1.2. Getting to know TypeScript

1.3. Types of Tests

1.4. End-to-End Tests

1.5. Summary

Part 1: Getting Started

2. Creating Your First Tests

2.1. Setting up our initial environment

2.1.1. Installing Node.js and npm

2.1.2. Installing Jasmine

2.2. Writing basic tests using Jasmine

2.2.1. Setting up the test runner

2.2.2. Writing basic tests

2.3. Installing additional dependencies

2.3.1. Installing Typescript

2.3.2. Installing other dependencies

2.4. Testing Classes

2.5. Summary

3. Testing Components

3.1. Get to Know Components

3.1.1. What is a Component

3.1.2. The differences between Components and Directives

3.1.3. Creating components

3.2. Testing Components

3.2.1. Basic Tests

3.2.2. Matchers

3.2.3. Additional Tests

3.3. Summary

Part 2: Unit Testing

4. Testing Directives

4.1. What are directives?

4.1.1. Attribute directives

4.1.2. Structural directives

4.1.3. Our directvies

4.2. Setting up our tests

4.2.1. Introducing the Angular CLI

4.3. Testing Attribute Directives

4.3.1. Introducing the Favorite Icon Directive

4.3.2. Creating our tests for the Favorite Icon directive

4.4. Testing Structural Directives

4.4.1. Introducing the Show Contacts Directive

4.4.2. Creating our tests for the Show Contacts directive

4.5. Quiz

4.6. Conclusion

5. Testing Pipes

5.1. How to use Pipes

5.2. How to Test Pipes

5.2.1. Getting Started

5.2.2. Testing the Default Usage for a Pipe

5.2.3. Testing Pipes with a Single Parameter

5.2.4. Pipes with Multiple Parameters

5.3. Quiz

5.4. Summary

6. Testing Services

7. Testing Routing

Part 3: End-to-End Testing

8. Interacting with Elements

9. Testing Forms

10. Advanced Topics


Appendix A: Additional Resources

About the book

Testing Angular Applications is an example-rich, hands-on guide that gives you the real-world techniques you need to thoroughly test all parts of your Angular 2 applications. You'll start with an introduction to Angular 2, TypeScript, testing fundamentals, and the testing frameworks and tools used in the book and begin writing your first tests. Next, you'll learn how to set-up your Angular 2 environment, including TypeScript and the Angular 2 dependencies and you'll create your first component. The second part of the book focuses on the most important concepts of Angular 2, such as testing components, directives, pipes, services, and routing. By the end of this book, you'll be able to confidently write unit and end-to-end tests for Angular 2 applications in TypeScript.

What's inside

  • Getting to know TypeScript
  • Writing and debugging tests
  • Testing components, directives, services and pipes
  • Unit testing
  • End-to-end testing

About the reader

This book is for readers with intermediate JavaScript skills and some experience with JavaScript frameworks. No experience with testing or Angular required.

About the authors

Jesse Palmer has more than 15 years of web development experience with Fortune 500 companies, the Federal Government, and small businesses. He is a Master Software Engineer at Capital One in Retail & Direct Technology Group who also contributes to Angular.

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