As a frontend developer you will interact with backend developers more than you will interact with your family members, so keeping the good relationship is the main thing you need to focus on.
When everything goes right, everybody is happy, but when one thing goes wrong, not nesserely everybody should feel sad.
To keep the good relationship we need to remove all the confusing things from the workflow and everybody should speak the same language.
Let’s pick a case that everybody will pass on :
You create a view with Angular, Vue or React, you consumed mock services and everything looks OK,
Then it comes the moment of truth when you will connect the frontend view with the backend service/API, you implemented it and it didn’t work you will contact the backend developer and he will tell you that his service work like a charm.
You invite him to look at the result and he admitted that there’s a bug need to fix.
After he fixes his code, two things can happen :
The bug fixed and everything goes right.
The bug persists and you show him the scenario again and we loop through this until we get everything OK, if we did not break other parts of the App.
That’s Ok but, this takes time and energy.
Here’s I start a searching for automation, then to end to end testing, to simulate everything, and here’s my experience :
I found Cypress and start writing my tests for my views and after each view or service implementation, then the worrying start decreasing.
With the (e2e) end to end testing, you stop worrying about regression and focusing on the new functionalities that need to implement.
With that, the relation between the front and back Team start recovering.
If the test fails I made a video of the issue and send it the concerned person, otherwise I invite him to watch the scenario fails 😄
I start being less exhausted as a Front-end developer.
Next step, is to add the e2e test, to the DevOps pipeline.
And you, how are you dealing with the regressions?