1. Test individual components in isolation:
Test each component separately to ensure that it works as expected and to make it easier to debug issues.
2. Test both the state and the props of a component:
Test how a component behaves when it receives different props and how it behaves when its internal state changes.
3. Use a test runner:
A test runner like Jest can help you easily run your tests and generate test coverage reports.
4. Use a test utility library:
A utility library like Enzyme can help you easily manipulate and assert on the output of React components.
5. Test edge cases:
Test how your components behave when they receive unexpected input or when they are in an unexpected state.
6. Test for accessibility:
Test that your components are accessible to assistive technologies.
7. Test for performance:
Test the performance of your components, especially if they are complex or have a lot of data.
8. Keep your tests simple and readable:
Avoid complex logic in your tests and use clear and descriptive test names.
9. Keep your tests fast:
Avoid unnecessary set-up and tear-down operations, and avoid hitting external services or APIs.
10. Test-drive development:
Write your tests before you write your components, this way you can ensure that your components are working as expected and you don't miss any functionality.
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All good except for 7. ... Unit Tests don't usually test for performance, for a variety of good reasons.