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As we all know testing is an important part of any application. To assist with our testing we are going to use both Cypress and Jest. We feel these tools complement each other and will help us get good coverage of our code. We will use Cypress for our end to end testing as we've found it quite user friendly. Jest will be used for our unit tests because we've seen how many larger companies use it with great success.

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Postman will be used to do integration testing with the backend API we create. It offers a clean interface to create many requests, and you can even organize these requests into collections. It helps to test the backend API first to make sure it's working before using it in the front-end. Jest can also be used for testing and is already embedded into React. Not only does it offer unit testing support in javascript, it can also do snapshot testing for the front-end to make sure components are rendering correctly. Enzyme is complementary to Jest and offers more functions such as shallow rendering. UnitTest will be used for Python testing as it is simple, has a lot of functionality and already built in with python. Sentry will be used for keeping track of errors as it is also easily integratable with Heroku because they offer it as an add-on. LogDNA will be used for tracking logs which are not errors and is also a Heroku add-on. Its good to have a separate service to record logs, monitor, track and even fix errors in real-time so our application can run more smoothly.

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We use Mocha for our FDA verification testing. It's integrated into Meteor, our upstream web application framework. We like how battle tested it is, its' syntax, its' options of reporters, and countless other features. Most everybody can agree on mocha, and that gets us half-way through our FDA verification and validation (V&V) testing strategy.

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      Can also be used for tdd
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      Open source
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      Originally from RSpec
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      Great community
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      No dependencies, not even DOM
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      Easy to setup
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      Created by Pivotal-Labs
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      Works with KarmaJs
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      Async and promises are easy calls with "done"
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      Jasmine is faster than selenium in angular application
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      SpyOn to fake calls
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      Open source
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      Mock by default makes testing much simpler
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      Testing React Native Apps
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      Parallel test running
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      Bundled with JSDOM to enable DOM testing
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      Mock by default screws up your classes, breaking tests
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      Out of the box code coverage
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      Promise support
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      One stop shop for unit testing
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      Great documentation
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      Assert Library Included
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      Built in watch option with interactive filtering menu
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      Can be used for BDD

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    Cons of Enzyme
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        Unfriendly error logs
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        Many bugs still not fixed months/years after reporting
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        Multiple error messages for same error
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        Bad docs
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        Still does't support .mjs files natively
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        Can't fail beforeAll to abort tests
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        Difficult to run single test/describe/file
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        Ambiguous configuration
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        Interaction with watch mode on terminal
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        BeforeAll timing out makes all passing tests fail

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      What is Enzyme?

      Enzyme is a JavaScript Testing utility for React that makes it easier to assert, manipulate, and traverse your React Components' output.

      What is Jasmine?

      Jasmine is a Behavior Driven Development testing framework for JavaScript. It does not rely on browsers, DOM, or any JavaScript framework. Thus it's suited for websites, Node.js projects, or anywhere that JavaScript can run.

      What is Jest?

      Jest provides you with multiple layers on top of Jasmine.

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      What are some alternatives to Enzyme, Jasmine, and Jest?
      It is a simple and complete React DOM testing utility that encourage good testing practices. It provides light utility functions on top of react-dom and react-dom/test-utils, in a way that encourages better testing practices.
      Mocha is a feature-rich JavaScript test framework running on node.js and the browser, making asynchronous testing simple and fun. Mocha tests run serially, allowing for flexible and accurate reporting, while mapping uncaught exceptions to the correct test cases.
      Cypress is a front end automated testing application created for the modern web. Cypress is built on a new architecture and runs in the same run-loop as the application being tested. As a result Cypress provides better, faster, and more reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser. Cypress works on any front-end framework or website.
      It is a BDD / TDD assertion library for node and the browser that can be delightfully paired with any javascript testing framework. It has several interfaces that allow the developer to choose the most comfortable. The chain-capable BDD styles provide an expressive language & readable style, while the TDD assert style provides a more classical feel.
      It is a really helpful library when you want to unit test your code. It supports spies, stubs, and mocks. The library has cross browser support and also can run on the server using Node.js.
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