An introduction to frontend testing

Testing frontend code is still a confusing practice to many developers. But with frontend development becoming more complex and with developers responsible for stability and consistency like never before, frontend testing must be embraced as an equal citizen within your codebase. We break down your different testing options and explain what situations they are best used for.

Frontend testing is a blanket term that covers a variety of automated testing strategies. Some of these, like unit and integration testing, have been an accepted best practice within the backend development community for years. Other strategies are newer, and stem from the changes in what backend and frontend development are used for now.

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Alicia is a frontend developer and public speaker from Boston, MA. She loves thinking about frontend architecture, digging into HTML and CSS specs, and exploring frontend best practices