I’m working on Pondent (repository), a posting utility written in ClojureScript and made available via GitHub Pages (app). After authorising with GitHub, a user can commit files to a repository they administer. The app is primarily intended to be used to add posts to a Jekyll- or Hugo-powered blog. It runs entirely in the browser with no backend.
This is my first significant project in ClojureScript and I built the initial prototype without tests. Now that it works in a rudimentary fashion I want to put in place something more robust. Rather than add unit tests, I decided to spec the functions in the app. Here is an example of the specs in the
I have a few questions:
Is eschewing unit tests in favour of specs a good approach for a ClojureScript application?
From what I understand, I would need to create generators for specs that describe objects like
goog.date.DateTimeif I wanted to use property-based testing. That seems both potentially error-prone and like a lot of work. Would I be better off simply sticking to unit tests?
Multiple namespaces use specs that describe similarly shaped data (e.g. a spec of a string representing a URL). At the moment, I define these specs in each namespace separately but that seems wasteful. Is there a preferred way to organise these kind of ‘shared’ specs?
If there are more general resources that people would recommend, please feel free to answer with those, too. Thanks in advance!