JavaScript unit testing: using the Chutzpah test runner in Visual Studio

Welcome to the third and final installment of my blog series on JavaScript unit testing. Part one introduced some general principles of unit testing, and why unit testing is especially important for JavaScript. Part two introduced the Mocha test framework. In part three, I’ll show you how to run your JavaScript unit tests directly in…

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How to write JavaScript unit tests with Mocha

In part one of this series on JavaScript unit testing, we covered some guiding principles and common excuses. Let’s continue with part two, where we’ll write unit tests using Mocha. Get Visual Studio First of all, you need Visual Studio. If you don’t have it already, you can download a free edition called Visual Studio…

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JavaScript unit testing: guiding principles and common excuses

There’s a lot of interest in JavaScript at Microsoft. Did you know that: JavaScript is one of the officially supported languages for Windows 8 and Windows Phone development Azure Mobile Services, a mobile backend-as-a-service, is written in Node.js Apps for Office are written in JavaScript   As a consequence, Visual Studio is an excellent tool…

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Code samples for Metro interactions from the Windows 8 SDK

Here are the 5 code samples from the Windows 8 SDK that I’ll be showing during my session at the Windows 8 Anchor Camp our team is holding today in Los Angeles.  I’ll update this post later with more details, but wanted to give people a resource they can turn to right now at today’s…

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Windows 8 for JavaScript developers video from SFJS

On March 15, 2012, I gave a presentation at the San Francisco JavaScript meetup about Windows 8 development.  Thanks to Dave Edelhart, here’s the video.  I wish there had been time to show more code and get into Visual Studio, but that will have to come in a later talk.  It’s exciting there were so…

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Windows 8 resources for JavaScript and HTML5 developers

This post can also be reached via http://bit.ly/win8nextsteps. If you’re reading this blog post, there’s a good chance you just saw me give a presentation on Windows 8 development with JavaScript, and now you’re looking for more resources.  If instead you arrived here through a search engine, then welcome all the same. This post assumes…

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