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November 29, 2022 · 5 min read

Table-Driven Development

Use table-like datastructures to express your code as data and limit error-prone logic.

Have you ever written code that looked like this? enum Foo { first = 'first', second = 'second', third = 'third' } /** * Given some string, determines what kind of "Foo" it is. */ function classifyFoo(value: string): Foo { if (value === 'foo') { return Foo.first } else if (value === 'bar'...

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September 10, 2022 · 4 min read

Testing Node.js APIs with Microtest

Microtest 2.0 is a utility library for integration testing Node.js applications

Microtest was born from the desire to test my Node.js APIs the same way that they would be consumed by clients: by making real HTTP requests to a real server. I believe that tests are most effective when they most closely resemble the way the software will ultimately be used, and for an API, that ...

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