No mocks allowed - A discussion with Kent C. Dodds
10.27.2020 - By Software Engineering Unlocked
In this episode, I talk to Kent C. Dodds, a software engineer, and teacher. Before starting his entrepreneurial journey, Kent has been working for PayPal. He is a major open source contributor and also the creator and maintainer of the widely used open-source testing-library.
We talk about:
- Why you should not mock your software system during testing,
- how "testing library" helps create more meaningful and maintainable tests,
- if and how manual testing is still needed to increase your confidence in the software system.