#W10: Frontend Testing: Mapping Out the Territory

Gil Tayar

Date & Time

1st November from 09:00 to 13:00


Workshop 10 | Building B

Max audience

8 people


20 €

Sold out



Frontend testing is impossible! I don’t have time for it! It makes my productivity tank! My manager won’t allow me to do it!

These are all excuses for not writing tests for your frontend code. In the interest of time, I will focus on the real reasons – I don’t know how, I’m afraid to start – and alleviate the fear by just writing tests and showing how easy it is..

I will give a recipe that you can follow to ease your fear of the unknown—writing tests. I will discuss the various kinds of testing and how they fit together in a coherent way. In this workshop we will be writing:

  • Unit tests using Mocha
  • Integration tests using JSDOM
  • End to End Browser Automation Tests using Cypress

Come play with a working method to write tests that cover all your code and make you feel confident the next time you deploy your code.



Gil Tayar

From the olden days of DOS to the contemporary world of Software Testing, Gil was, is, and always will be, a software developer. He has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects at Wix.His current passion is figuring out how to test software, a passion which he has turned into his main job as Evangelist and Senior Architect at Applitools. He has religiously tested all his software, from the early days as a junior software developer to the current days at Applitools, where he develops tests for software that tests software, which is almost one meta layer too many for him.



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