Professional-quality web applications are designed with and backed by a strong test suite.
In this course you will learn how to build Ruby and Rails applications using test-driven development. You will use RSpec to write unit tests for models and controllers and externally test your features using Capybara. You will also learn how to streamline your test suite to remove duplication and improve performance.
We will work both "outside-in" using feature/acceptance specs as well out "inside-out" from the unit level. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply TDD to real-world projects.
What You’ll Learn
In this course you will learn how to build test-driven Rails apps using RSpec and Capybara.
- Testing Models, Views and Controllers effectively within the application
- How to use RSpec and Capybara to test like a user
- Test both internal and external APIs
- Remove duplication and improve test performance
What’s in a Class?
This is not "sit back and watch slides" — all Jumpstart Lab courses are hands-on. We work with real applications and you’ll implement these tools and techniques yourself. By the end of the class, you’ll have real experience, real skills, and real code to reference.
Who’s this for?
This course is built for experienced developers who feel comfortable with Ruby and Rails or a similar language/framework pair. This course is not for novice developers.
What equipment is needed?
For this session you'll need:
- a computer with Mac OS or Linux (Windows users can setup Linux in a virtual machine)
- Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4.0 installed
Detailed setup instructions will be sent out a week before the class takes place.
Who we are
We have the most experienced instructional team in the Ruby/JS world. Learn more about us.
As always, this class is backed by our 110% money-back guarantee.
Learn a new skill
This in-person or online class runs across five days of two sessions each.
- Session 1: 9am MT - 12pm MT
- Session 2: 1pm MT - 4pm MT
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Great Test Suites
Pricing for this course is $1,999 per attendee with a maximum of 12 participants.
Private / On-Site Course
This course can also be run as a dedicated course for your team, either online or on-site. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us whether you're interested in online or in person, how many participants you expect, and a bit about what kind of work you're doing. We'll get right back to you with a quote and customized plan.
Jeff Casimir is the Principal at Jumpstart Lab, has been teaching Ruby and Rails since 2005, and tells awesome jokes. He's conducted training for our largest clients, small teams, and many individuals.