RPN Calculator application and TDD demo
Components used in demo:
- Jasmine testing framework
- Backbone.js and jQuery for user interface
- node.js for memory server component
Idea for TDD demo using calculator application taken from RpnCalculator in Java screencasts. User interface is made to simulate Mac OS X calculator RPN mode.
Visit calculator demo page to see final result of calculator application.
Visit tests page to see execution result of all tests.
Following steps of building application
Clone repository locally with
git clone email@example.com:rsim/rpn_calculator.git cd rpn_calculator
Now you can review each step of building application (main steps are tagged with corresponding tag in git repository).
git checkout t0_initial
Initial empty application in
calculator.js and empty tests in
calculator_spec.js. You can run tests after each step by opening
git checkout t1_set_accumulator
Initial simple implementation of setting accumulator.
git checkout t2_set_multiple_values
Changed accumulator getter/setter API and implemented entering and dropping of values in stack.
Reorganized multiple stack values test.
git checkout t4_extracted_stack
Refactored stack implementation and extracted in separate Stack object.
git checkout t5_two_operand_operations
Implemented basic two operand operations.
git checkout t6_memory_server
Sample external memory service that will be accessed from calculator application using JSONP interface. You can run memory server with
node memory_server.js (you need node.js installed).
git checkout t7a_testing_server_api
Initial exploring of memory service API using tests.
git checkout t7b_server_memory_async_testing
Implemented ServerMemory objects and testing it in asynchronous way.
git checkout t7c_server_memory_ajax_mocking
Mocking of Ajax calls in tests to speed up testing and remove dependency of actual memory service when running tests.
git checkout t8_ui_design
User interface implementation in HTML/CSS.
git checkout t9_change_events
Added stack and memory change events to calculator using Backbone.js events system.
git checkout t10_calculator_view
Implemented Calculator view using Backbone.js to bind user interface to calculator logic.
It is recommended to use Firefox with XRefresh plugin and open
tests.html file which will run tests every time when implementation or tests are changed (need to run also XRefresh server in project directory which will monitor changed files).