Kent C. Dodds

Testing Practices and Principles

San Francisco, CA


  • The fundamentals behind tests and testing frameworks.
  • The distinctions of different forms of testing
  • How to write Unit tests
  • How to write Integration tests
  • When and how to mock dependencies
  • How to use test driven development to write new features
  • How to use test driven development to find and fix bugs
  • Core principles of testing to ensure your tests give you the confidence you need


The goal of a test is to increase your confidence that the subject of your test is functioning the way it should be. Not all tests provide the same level of confidence (some provide very little confidence at all). If you’re not doing things correctly, you could be wasting your time and giving yourself a false sense of security (even worse than having no tests at all).

Kent has personally written tens of thousands of tests for production applications and his open source modules. Hundreds of developers have improved their testing knowledge from this workshop.

About the instructor

Kent C. Dodds works at PayPal as a full stack JavaScript engineer. He represents PayPal on the TC39. He's actively involved in the open source community as a creator and contributor. He's an instructor on, Frontend Masters, and He's also a Google Developer Expert. He's happily married and the father of four kids.

Hosted by Trulia

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Lunch provided

535 Mission St
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA

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