To support ever shorter release cycles you need to automate testing, and to do that, you need to use a program that can verify your desired behavior. One option is to use tools that can record and replay a scenario, but those are a nightmare to maintain, and you'll probably end up writing the code needed for automating the tests yourself.
For automating the testing of a web application, Selenium is a better way. It takes some programming skills, however, and you must take care to ensure that your tests are easy to understand and maintainable.
Writing maintainable, easy to understand tests might seem hard, but not if you follow these four, simple rules of design.(more...)
Filed under: Public speaking, — Tags: Arranging conferences, Conference, Conference tips, public speaking — Thomas Sundberg — 2015-09-15
I have done some conference presentations the last few years. It is interesting to compare conferences in retrospective. It is possible to notice some common mistakes as well as some really good things. It is, unfortunately, often easier to criticize instead of attributing good things.
Most conferences I attend have very engaged organizers. They don't just do a job; they are passionate about it at the same time. It is great to be able to contribute in such environments!
Then there are some who just does a job and it is obvious that there is a difference.(more...)
Objects that expose wrong information are complicated to work with. They force you to dig for the information you really need. It is easy to create a model where the users are expected to know a lot about the domain and therefore force them to dig deep into an object structure to get the information they currently need. This can be avoided if you strive for telling objects what to do and only ask them occasionally.(more...)