NgRx Best Practices Series: 4. Facade Pattern

This article covers the Facade pattern in NgRx. The reader must have a basic understanding of NgRx or a similar state management library.

The Facade pattern mainly decouples NgRx from the rest of our application. We can also see it as an API. The Facade masks the dispatching of actions as method calls and the selectors as properties of type Observable.

Next to the decoupling, the facade pattern offers even further advantages.

Angular Testing in 2023 – Past, Present, and Future

Angular 16 has deprecated Karma and introduced Jest in experimental mode. Does that mean we currently have no stable testing framework? Should we switch to Jest? What's wrong with Karma in the first place?

If you prefer watching a video over reading, that's for you:

In this article, I want to answer these and more questions.

First, let's take a look at the pre-Angular 16 situation. I will cover the differences between Jest and Jasmine and explain the role of Karma. Then we'll dive into Jest and discuss why the current community-based solutions could be more optimal. Finally, we'll look into the future and see what Angular brings to the table. read more

Protractor is dead, long live Cypress! – Part 1

On 24th April, Angular announced the deprecation of their E2E testing tool protractor. It was unclear if there will be a successor or if Angular delegates this to its users. At the time of this writing, WebDriver.IO, TestCafé and Cypress came up with schematics for the Angular CLI.

In this article, I will provide a short overview over the differences between the various E2E frameworks, argue why you should use Cypress and - in the second part - help you with the first steps.

If you prefer watching over reading, then this recording of my talk is for you: read more