Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Testable React

Pete Hodgson (Independent)
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Web Foundations: CSS, HTML, JS, Node
Location: 210 A/E Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Hands-on

Who is this presentation for?

  • Tech leads who are new to React

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of JavaScript
  • Experience with frontend code (useful but not required)
  • No React experience required

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop with Git and a recent version of Node.js installed

What you'll learn

  • Understand React fundamentals, tools and techniques for testing React apps, and areas of React to avoid


Join expert Pete Hodgson to get started with React on the right foot. Pete focuses on React fundamentals explained through two big ideas—testability and stateless components—as you learn how to build industrial-grade React apps. You’ll leave with hands-on knowledge of the major moving parts of React along with experience using tools and techniques for testing your React code.

Topics include:

  • The major moving parts of React
  • How to get started with a new React app using Create React App
  • How to use Jest and Enzyme for unit testing
  • Techniques to write React code in a testable way
  • Features of React to avoid
  • How to build a React app with reasonable unit-test coverage
  • Principles and practices for building functional, testable React applications
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Pete Hodgson


Pete Hodgson is an independent software delivery consultant who focuses on enabling software teams to deliver awesome software at a sustainable pace. He blurghs at and toots as @ph1.

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