My team and I are working on a React project that runs in regular browsers, and we recently decided to use Cypress for end to end testing. It has an actually surprisingly nice you can use to write describe-it style test scripts that will load up a browser with any page on your site, click some things, interact with the dom, and then even do assertions that your page renders correctly. You can do "cypress run" to run your tests via the command line or "cypress open" to start this little application from which you can run all tests or just specific tests, and it creates this little sidebar that gives you a history of the commands it's running and details about what happened when things have failed. Anyway, yes Cypress is awesome, but that's not what thing blog post was supposed to be about...
I’ve been working as a software consultant for the past few weeks, and an interesting thing happened. The initial aggressive plan was to build a working prototype in 2 weeks that involved a React web front-end, Postgres db, and node backend api. Well, we wanted to not do a complete faceplant so we were kind of forced into cutting corners and optimizing for speed. For that reason and also since one of our three engineers was somewhat of a Ruby expert we thought it was be a quick win to quickly build out the backend api in ruby on rails. This post is me reflecting on my experiences today pair programming in Ruby on Rails.
I seriously love using protractor-cucumber-framework, but it can be quite annoying trying to configure it perfectly, especially when you're doing it for the first time. I was having some trouble setting it up with my recent project, and decided to write a post about this specific error that I seem to run into often (hopefully that'll change soon! hehe) when adding this to my projects.
This past weekend my uncle Keith came up from Virginia. He's a Chiropractor, and while he was here he adjusted me. Afterwards, I realized that what he was doing was very similar to software testing!
Here's a post I wrote after having an "aha moment" about how to efficiently keep my living documentation up-to-date and easily accessible. Enjoy!
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