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May 19, 2021
1h 25m

Creating unit tests that are independent of external systems can be difficult and intimidating. In this course, Mocking Node.js with Sinon, you’ll learn to use the Sinon library for mocking external dependencies while testing your code. First, you’ll explore why mocking matters. Next, you’ll discover the differences between mocks, stubs, spies, and fakes. Finally, you’ll learn how to use a mock in your unit tests. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of using mocks needed to write unit tests isolated from external dependencies.

About the author
About the author

Nate's first program was written in QBasic on an 8086 clone his dad built. Since then he's written applications in C++, .NET, and Node.js.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Nate Taylor, and welcome to my course, Mocking Node.js with Sinon. I am a solution architect at Aviture in Omaha, Nebraska. Creating unit tests is a skill just like any other part of software development. And creating unit tests that are independent of external systems can be tricky and intimidating. To solve that, in this course, we're going to cover spying on functions to see what they're doing, stubbing out functions to control how they behave, and mocking functions to verify the behavior is correct. By the end of this course, you'll note how and, just as importantly, when to create spies, stubs, fakes, and mocks for your unit tests in Node.js. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Node.js and have a basic understanding of what a unit test is. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Sinon.JS with the Mocking Node.js with Sinon course, at Pluralsight.