All You Need To Know About Back-End Development
What is back-end development? What are back-end languages? How to hire a back-end developer? Learn everything you need to know in this post.
In the previous part of this article we focused on making specs we try to write as readable as possible. This however, comes at a cost of duplication and bloated individual tests. While this is a cost we intend to pay, there are ways to mitigate the impact of readability oriented specs on the overall size of our suite.
In part 1 we have covered antipatterns related to stubbing and problem with implementation details that are a overcomplicated just for the sake of being super easy to tests. In second part we are going to focus more on tests themselves.
When preparing our test suite we might be tempted to make some shortcuts that will render our tests less readable, comprehensible or will significantly decrease the flexibility of further implementation. Below, I try to list some of the most commonly seen techniques we should avoid to keep our test suite healthy.
It is hard to underestimate a value and importance of automated tests. Creating confidence about if the code works the right way and thus enabling safe refactoring is just one thing. Another one is that test suite can act as a way to document behavior and also, especially when approached the BDD way, can drive the code design and architecture.
With Ruby on Rails as our primary backend technology, we have developed a set of practices for testing our applications. Our goal was to maximize the efficiency of writing tests that cover the most critical parts of the software built.
Before starting development on a legacy project, we are often asked to do a quick review of its quality. Some projects are easy to analyze and the task just boils down to a look into a couple of classes, routes file, tests etc.