Roberta  Ward

Roberta Ward


Intro to React Testing [Jest and React Testing Library Tutorial]

Chris gives an introduction to React Testing and walks through a Jest and React Testing Library tutorial. Testing is a critical part of the React development process. There is no shortage of different ways to test our apps. This talk will give an intro to general testing principles and tools before diving into the specifics of testing React components using Jest and React Testing Library, the tooling recommended by the React core team.

Guest presenter, Chris Schmitz, Senior Software Engineer at Handshake, will teach you how to get started with Jest and the React Testing Library.

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  • 0:00 - Intro and Agenda
  • 2:23 - What is a React Test?
  • 3:53 - Why Write Tests?
  • 4:13 - Documentation
  • 5:17 - Consistency
  • 6:10 - Comfort and Confidence in Testing
  • 7:29 - Productivity
  • 8:16 - Types of Tests
  • 10:14 - React Component Tests
  • 12:36 - A Jest Test
  • 15:10 - Walkthrough Begins
  • 18:53 - Rendering Components for Testing
  • 23:54 - Use DOM Testing Library for Querying the DOM
  • 31:14 - Rendering and Testing with React Testing Library
  • 35:11 - Simulating User Interaction
  • 41:45 - Testing Async Code
  • 49:00 - More Resources to Explore

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Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick


How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Chumarat Pat

Chumarat Pat


Interaction Testing with React Testing Library

Testing is complicated. I’ve certainly never been good at it. For the longest time, I’ve only been focused on basic function input-output unit tests. Why? Because they were easy — you didn’t need to render HTML, you didn’t need to query DOM elements, you didn’t need to interact with said DOM elements. But of course, React component testing is a necessity for any mature codebase. And it finally came time for me to sit down and figure it out.

That’s when I discovered React Testing Library. And suddenly, everything seemingly became much simpler. All the complexities that I’ve encountered, but not understood, that made me put off React component testing disappeared. Hopefully, the same will happen for you.

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Sherman  Zemlak

Sherman Zemlak


React Testing Tutorial (Jest + React Testing Library)

Learn how to write unit tests for your React components using Jest and the React Testing Library.

We will be writing some unit tests for React components using the Jest framework ( We will begin by creating a react app using create-react-app. Then we will create a component & write some unit tests for it. We will finish by writing some snapshot tests to verify changes to the component tree.

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Dipesh Malvia

Dipesh Malvia


React Testing Library With Jest Tutorial For Beginners | How To Test React Components ?

React Testing Library With Jest Tutorial For Beginners | How To Test React Components ?

In this video we will learn about unit testing in React application using React testing library for testing React components and Jest as test runner. This will be a beginner friendly tutorial and we will first understand what is React Testing Library, some rules and how jest is associated with it and after that we will write the unit test cases for our React Login application. 

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Jeremy  Reilly

Jeremy Reilly


Simulate Browser Interactions with Testing Library’s UserEvent

My Journey

Like most, when I first started using Testing LibraryI used Fire Event to test component interactions. After all, this API shipped with the library itself and was used in the test examples in the documentation. But I soon discovered that Fire Event had serious limitations. I would try clicking something and the expected effect did not happen. Why?

Browser Events

To understand this issue, we need to better understand browser events. When a user clicks something in their browser, multiple events are triggered — mouseDownmouseUpclick, and focus. Similarly, when typing something, the keyDownkeyUp, and keyPress events all trigger! Because a single user interaction could trigger multiple events, developers have multiple options for implementation. This is where I ran into my issue.

Fire Event

Fire Event, unfortunately, requires you to use the method for the corresponding event handler to trigger. If an element has an onClick event handler, I have to use; if an element has an onMouseDown event handler, I have to use fireEvent.mouseDown. In other words, I need to know the exact implementation of the event handler to successfully use fireEvent.

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