Learn how to test your Elm exercises on Exercism
Tests for an Elm project live in the
tests/ subdirectory of that project.
Each exercise tests suite can be run from that exercise root directory.
$ cd ~/exercism/elm/hello-world $ elm-test
Automatically run tests again when you save changes:
$ elm-test --watch
In most exercises, tests are already written in the file
Your goal is to make them pass by writing the code required
Focus on the first failing test, fix it,
then remove or comment the next
skip <| snippet in the tests file and repeat
until all tests pass.
Your first goal is to get your code to compile, even with
Debug.todo in it.
If you feel you don't know how to do something,
it is often useful to extract that piece into its own unimplemented function.
complexOperationOnMultipleStrings : List String -> List String complexOperationOnMultipleStrings allStrings = List.map complexOperation allStrings complexOperation : String -> String complexOperation input = Debug.todo "Extracted operation into its own function"
Adding a type annotation on this extracted function will both help your thinking and the compiler to give you better error messages.
elm-format on your code before submitting it
and even setting it up in your text editor for automatic formatting on save.