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Re: What is your Javascript-workflow?

by LanX (Bishop)
on Apr 21, 2013 at 22:04 UTC ( #1029783=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What is your Javascript-workflow?

It depends a lot on the nature of your JS.

you can write testsuites in JS to check the integrity and you can catch errors to generate automatic reports in error cases.

If it's a DHTML application you will need to automate a browser using selenium or imacros.

You can also send isolated JS-snippets from perl to the browser with mozrepl or WWW::Mechanize::Firefox.

As I said, it depends!

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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Re^2: What is your Javascript-workflow?
by morgon (Curate) on Apr 21, 2013 at 22:15 UTC
    I am not talking about how to check JS.

    I am asking about an efficient workflow to deal with JS-snippets (doing ajax-stuff with jquery) that are embedded in a Perl-module.

    So mentioning mozrepl or Mech::FF is if no value to me (I know about these) unless there is a concrete way to incorporate them into a workflow.

    Of course I could try to hack something together to extract the JS from my module, send it to a browser via mozrepl and so on but I am more hoping for tools I could just use (rather then develop myself).

    A long shot, I know...

      I would look at not generating Javascript at all. Consider having all JS code static and just sending JSON data from the server. That way you can decouple JS and the server. Personally, I write the tests for the Javascript parts in perl as well, as I can conveniently supply static JSON data to the JS handler with WWW::Mechanize::Firefox.

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