Testing AngularJS Applications in the IDE

Categories: Angular Angular JS

Testing AngularJS Applications in the IDE

 

As I mentioned in the previous chapter, there are two types of tests that are used for testing AngularJS applications. The first type of test is the unit test. Unit testing is usually the first place where issues with the code are found, through testing small units of code. The second type of test is end-to-end (E2E) testing. E2E testing helps to identify software defects by testing how components connect and interact together as a whole.

NetBeans can easily work with both JsTestDriver and Karma for unit testing AngularJS applications. Karma is quickly becoming the most popular choice for AngularJS development teams, so we will focus more on Karma in later chapters. Protractor is the most popular test framework for E2E testing of AngularJS applications. Currently, most development environments don’t have built-in support for Protractor. Protractor is a new testing framework, and it may take a while before most IDEs and editors support it.

NetBeans currently has no support for Protractor. 

Both Karma and Protractor run on Node.js. Node.js is an open-source cross-platform framework built on the Google V8 JavaScript engine. We will use Node.js later in this book when we focus on building MEAN stack applications. Installing Karma and Protractor is a relatively easy process that uses the Node.js package manager (npm) for the installation process.

Node.js-based projects use a JSON file named package.json as the project configuration file. The following is a standard package.json file used in a NetBeans project. If you look at the dependencies section of the file, you will see that we actually define Karma as a dependency of the application.

Top Blogs
Angular and Node JS difference Published at:- The top 5 new features of Angular did you know Published at:- Introduction to AngularJS Published at:- Single-Page Applications and Bootstrapping the Application in Angular JS Published at:- Dependency Injection and AngularJS Routes Published at:- AngularJS Templates, Views, Models, Controllers Published at:- Integrating AngularJS with Other Frameworks Published at:- Testing AngularJS Applications in the IDE Published at:- End-to-End Testing with Protractor Published at:- AngularJS Views and Bootstrap Published at:- Adding a New Blog Controller Published at:- Adding a New Blog Template In Angular JS Published at:- Ways to Communicate with REST Services Published at:- Services and Business Logic and Handling User Authentication in Angular JS Published at:- Using Basic Authentication, Creating AngularJS Services, Holding User Credentials in Angular JS Published at:- AngularJS Security : why we are covering security in a book on AngularJS Published at:- MEAN Cloud and Mobile, Local Deployment and Installing Node.js, npm, and MongoDB in Angular Published at:- Angular 4 Questions - Angular 4 Quiz (MCQ) Published at:- AngularJS MCQ Quiz Questions with Answer Part 2 Published at:- AngularJS MCQ Quiz Questions with Answer Published at:- AngularJS MCQ Quiz Questions with Answer Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 1 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 2 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 3 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 4 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 5 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 7 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 8 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 9 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 10 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 11 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 11 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 12 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 13 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 14 Published at:- Angular Interview Question Set 15 Published at:- React versus Angular What Would it be advisable for You Pick Published at:- 9 Advantages of Angular you really want to be aware if you have any desire to assemble Computerized Items Published at:-
R4R.co.in Team
The content on R4R is created by expert teams.