WordPress Unit Testing

Join Alison Barrett, John P. Bloch and K.Adam White for an in-depth expert session on Unit Testing and WordPress. Alison will give us the “whys” and “whens”, John will give us the “whats” and “hows” for PHP, then K.Adam will kick it up a notch for JavaScript.

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Each of our sessions are digitally broadcast live and feature 3 separate presenters focusing on a specific aspect of some WordPress topic. Each presentation will have roughly 30-40 minutes allotted for instruction and 15 minutes allotted for Q&A at the end. This means that each session runs approximately three hours start-to-finish.

About This Session

Our presenters this month are Alison Barrett, John P. Bloch and K.Adam White. These experts really know their stuff when it comes to writing and running unit tests in WordPress.

“What is a unit test,” I hear you ask? A unit test is a way for programmers to validate that they code they’ve written is serving its intended purpose and producing the expected results. There are many ways to test code, and this way happens to be a very, very good one. Check out our blog for more information on the benefits of unit testing, and the role it might better play in your business.

Session Schedule

This session will be broadcast live on November 30, 2013 starting at 1pm ET.
All recordings will become available for replay at 4pm ET.

Topics Covered

  • Why is Unit Testing important?
  • Unit Testing: The Scary Parts
  • Lessons Learned from Unit Testing
  • Getting Started with PHP Unit Tests
  • How to write testable code
  • Identifying scenarios/code that are hard to test
  • Writing your first Unit Test
  • How to write a JavaScript Unit Test
  • How to run a JavaScript Unit Test
  • What does testable JavaScript look like?
  • Unit Testing for jQuery – Can it be done? If so, how?
  • And more!

About the Speakers