Storybook 8.1 Brings Easier Story And Test Creation

Tom Smykowski
3 min readMay 24, 2024

Storybook is a popular tool for design system and component library builders. What I like about it is that it works with Angular nicely. You build a component, and can share examples of usage and documentation with so called stories. Such stories are available in a web user interface, where designer can validate the implementation, and users learn how to use components.

Overall it’s a must have tool for design developers.

Yesterday, a new version of Storybook was announced. To be precise it’s a subversion (8.1). But even though it’s a subversion, it comes with some major features I was waiting for.

Create Stories From Storybook UI

There’s a limited amount of information about that feature. I don’t know if it works with Angular. The announcement contains information it works with React and that a full announcement of this particular features will be public soon. But for me it’s already interesting. Because I won’t have to open the source code to create a story. Will see how it works out practically. usually stories contain more things that can be figured out by the Storybook. But maybe it will be easy to handle.

Record Component Tests

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Tom Smykowski

Software Engineer & Tech Editor. Top 2% on StackOverflow, 3mil views on Quora, reached 23rd floor in Shuttered Pixel Dungeon