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So you’ve gotten Detox set up to test your React Native application. Good work! But you aren’t done yet: there are still a lot of questions you need to answer. How many tests do you write? When and where do you run them? How do you ensure there is test data available? What do you do about parts of your app that use mobile APIs that are difficult to automate? You could sink a lot of effort into these things—is the payoff worth it?


In this three-hour workshop we’ll address these questions by discussing how to integrate Detox into your development workflow. You’ll walk away with the skills and information you need to make Detox testing a natural and productive part of day-to-day development.


Table of contents:


- Deciding what to test with Detox vs React Native Testing Library vs manual testing

- Setting up a fake API layer for testing

- Getting Detox running on CI on GitHub Actions for free

- Deciding how much of your app to test with Detox: a sliding scale

- Fitting Detox into you local development workflow


Prerequisites


- Familiarity with building applications with React Native

- Basic experience with Detox

- Machine setup: a working React Native CLI development environment including either Xcode or Android Studio

159 min
25 Oct, 2023
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