Teaching Web Development, including Front End Testing

When you are teaching someone web development skills, when is the right time to start teaching code quality and testing practices?
Karl Stolley believes it's never too early. Let's hear how he incorporates code quality in his courses.
Our discussion includes:
  • starting people off with good dev practices and tools
  • linting
  • html and css validation
  • visual regression testing
  • using local dev servers, including https
  • incorporating testing with git hooks
  • testing to aid in css optimization and refactoring
  • Backstop
  • Nightwatch
  • BrowserStack
  • the tree legged stool of learning and progressing as a developer: testing, version control, and documentation
Karl is also writing a book on WebRTC, so we jump into that a bit too.


Creators and Guests

Brian Okken
Brian Okken
Software Engineer, also on Python Bytes and Python People podcasts
Karl Stoley
Karl Stoley
Karl Stolley is an associate professor of information technology and management at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He’s been teaching, researching, and practicing web development up and down the stack since the blink tag was still a thing. He’s a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and a routine presenter and participant in professional developer groups and meetups in Chicago.
Teaching Web Development, including Front End Testing
Broadcast by