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Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma

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Unit Test best practices in Reactjs

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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Sandeep

Intresting

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Tony B

All good except for 7. ... Unit Tests don't usually test for performance, for a variety of good reasons.