Testing a Rails Application

This course will teach you how to utilize the power of Ruby’s integrated testing libraries to locate and resolve errors and bugs with your Ruby-based web apps.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 30, 2020
Duration
56m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 30, 2020
Duration
56m
Description

Rails testing systems allows developers to thoroughly test web apps for bugs to ensure a quality user experience. In this course, Testing a Rails Application, you’ll learn to locate and fix errors and bugs in the Ruby framework. First, you’ll explore how to set up a testing environment and a test database of demo data. Next, you’ll discover how to perform unit tests within Ruby. Finally, you’ll learn how to complete end-to-end tests to mimic user interaction. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Ruby testing needed to produce and test quality Ruby apps.

About the author
About the author

I'm Anthony Alampi, an interactive designer and developer living in Austin, Texas. I'm a former professional video game developer and current web design company owner with over 15 years of programming experience and over 7 years of design experience. User-centric design is my passion, and I believe that when users come first, they come back! You can view my personal portfolio at: https://www.anthonyalampi.com/

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hello there. I'm Anthony Alampi. I'm the owner of X Factor Consultants, a digital design and web consulting company based in Austin, Texas. We design user‑friendly websites and mobile apps, leveraging frameworks like Ruby on Rails to create them quickly and easily. Rails testing systems allow developers like us to thoroughly test our web apps for bugs to ensure a quality user experience. This course is an introduction to testing a rails application. Fluency in HTML, CSS, and JS, as well as familiarity with Rails are required. Using a simple Rails‑based dating app project to work on, you'll learn how to set up and configure a testing environment in Rails, generate dummy data with fixtures and factories, build a unit, integration, and end‑to‑end tests for the app, and much more. Once you've completed this course, you should feel comfortable using automated testing tools to test your own Ruby on Rails websites and web apps. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about Rails testing with the Testing a Rails Application course, at Pluralsight.