Testing times - try out Google JS Test on your JavaScript

04-10-2011
One of the signals Google is taking into account in its quest for search result nirvana, is the speed at which web pages download and render - and with more and more smartphones and tablets accounting for web traffic, this means your website could probably do with being meaner and leaner. Yes JavaScript, we're looking at you.

One of the signals Google is taking into account in its quest for search result nirvana, is the speed at which web pages download and render - and with more and more smartphones and tablets accounting for web traffic, this means your website could probably do with being meaner and leaner. Yes JavaScript, we're looking at you.

To help developers tune up their code, Google has released a JavaScript Unit Testing framework called JS Test, which runs on their V8 engine (so no need to launch a full browser).

According to Google, JS Test produces clean, readable test pass/fail results, and has a built-in mocking framework based on their C++ variant (so the style and semantics are similar).


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