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BBC Radio 4 - A Point of View, The power of language
God this is good - AL Kennedy on language, its power, its potency, and the awful ways grammar is currently being taught.
language  alkennedy  grammar  testing  creativity  expression  history 
july 2016 by infovore
Chrome’s Console API: Greatest Hits
Lots of things I didn't know - but will make my life much easier - about the Chrome console API; tools for logging and debugging Javascript.
chrome  console  javascript  debugging  testing 
april 2015 by infovore
"MailCatcher runs a super simple SMTP server which catches any message sent to it to display in a web interface. Run mailcatcher, set your favourite app to deliver to smtp:// instead of your default SMTP server, then check out to see the mail that's arrived so far." Useful!
email  smtp  ruby  testing 
june 2014 by infovore
"Gor is a simple http traffic replication tool written in Go. Its main goal is to replay traffic from production servers to staging and dev environments." Handy to know about.
performance  web  http  testing  scaling 
september 2013 by infovore
Sauce Labs: Cloudified Browser Testing
Test in multiple browsers, potentially automated, over the net. Latency might be an issue, but worth knowing about, given how much I hate setting up browser test rigs.
browser  testing  development  web 
december 2012 by infovore
PhantomJS: Headless WebKit with JavaScript API
"PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG."
javascript  webkit  web  browsers  headless  testing  rendering 
april 2012 by infovore
marstall/shim - GitHub
"Shim is a node.js-based browser-compatibility tool that lets you synchronize several devices/browsers and surf the same pages simultaneously on all of them." Wow.
browser  testing  code  shim 
december 2011 by infovore
"MockSMTP is a native Mac application that embeds its own SMTP server. It also features an e-mail client browser, enabling instant viewing of both raw content and HTML rendering, so you can see how your mail looks when delivered." What an excellent idea.
email  osx  smtp  testing  useful 
april 2011 by infovore
Cruise Elroy » The Beatles: Rock Band
"I’m unfamiliar with a lot of the songs we do, and though I get to know them pretty well during the testing process, I rarely have a chance to get sick of them thanks to our relentless schedule. So when faced with a year of testing 45 very familiar songs for The Beatles: Rock Band, it seemed inevitable that I’d end up a Stones guy when the project was through. Then, last night at the company release party, I hung out in front of an Xbox with some thirty coworkers and sang along to Beatles songs for over four hours at the top of my lungs. When I woke up this morning, I actually yawned blood." Well done, Dan.
danbruno  beatlesrockband  music  games  testing  dedication 
september 2009 by infovore
Rogue Semiotics » sdfsdf
"‘sdfsdf ‘means, I would argue, ‘I am testing’, or even more specifically, ‘I am now testing what can be seen’. It’s another performative expression because there is no semantic distance between typing this string and doing what it says, in the same way that there is no semantic distance between saying ‘I do’ in your marriage vows and actually performing your marriage vows. Saying is doing."
language  sdfsdf  testing  definition  performance 
july 2009 by infovore
You can now use Shoulda macros in RSpec as well as Test::Unit. Thanks, Thoughtbot! Might take a poke at this some time.
ruby  testing  thoughtbot  rspec  shoulda 
february 2009 by infovore
AJAX APIs Playground
Playground for Google's Ajax APIs. Well implemented, and very useful.
development  web  api  google  testing  tool 
january 2009 by infovore
Insult Swordfighting: Sackboy's lament
Mitch just isn't inspired by user-generated content, no matter how charming a core game might be. The comments thread on this one is really good.
mitchkrpata  littlebigplanet  ugc  games  creation  balance  testing 
november 2008 by infovore
"Faker, a port of Data::Faker from Perl, is used to easily generate fake data: names, addresses, phone numbers, etc."
tool  testing  data  ruby  gem  programming  rails 
october 2008 by infovore
"The tests are the program. Without the tests, the program does not work. Tests are not something that should be left for the inexperienced; tests are the hard part."
programming  development  ruby  rails  rubyonrails  testing  thoughtbot 
october 2008 by infovore
Waiting For a Factory Girl
Nice alternative to the somewhat clunky fixture_replacement - factories for generating fixtures for your tests and specs. Yummy!
testing  rspec  ruby  test  rubyonrails  tdd  bdd  testunit  factory  object  thoughtbot 
june 2008 by infovore
ben.send :blog » Blog Archive » rspec plain text stories + webrat = chunky bacon!
"We can now deal with forms in the language of our stories, something that the customer understands and relates to." Webrat lets you navigate your Rails app through the DOM, rather than HTTP.
testing  rspec  stories  agile  rails  ruby  rubyonrails  webrat  storyrunner 
april 2008 by infovore
"FixtureReplacement is a Rails plugin that provides a simple way to quickly populate your test database with model objects without having to manage multiple, brittle fixture files." Looks very handy indeed.
rails  testing  database  fixtures  plugin  ruby  rubyonrails 
april 2008 by infovore
Hosted subversion and continuous integration specifically for Rails development. Looks interesting; reasonably competitive pricing.
rails  rubyonrails  subversion  hosting  testing  continuousintegration 
january 2008 by infovore
adaptive path » 90% of all usability testing is useless
"Instead, user research for the Web should delve into the qualitative aspects of design to understand how and why people respond to what has been created, and, more importantly, how to apply that insight to future work." Lane Becker on fine form.
usability  testing  accessibility  hci  experiencedesign  design  users  web 
january 2008 by infovore User stories with RSpec's Story Runner
"I'll show you an example of an integration test I wrote with Test::Unit a while back and then converted to use Story Runner earlier today." RSpec's Story Runner looks quite interesting.
rspec  ruby  testing  rails  rubyonrails  bdd 
december 2007 by infovore
ies4osx rns lots of versions of IE under Wine on OSX. Looks nifty.
ie  web  browser  testing  clientsidedevelopment  frontend  html  markup 
november 2007 by infovore
Mailtrap helps you test ActionMailer: "Yesterday I mocked up the simplest, dumbest, Ruby SMTP server you can imagine. It speaks just enough SMTP to allow ActionMailer to make a connection and send it a message."
rails  ruby  rubyonrails  mail  testing  smtp  email 
october 2007 by infovore
If you aren’t writing Matchers, you aren’t using RSpec » Grinding Rails
"The default RSpec syntax is good, but it can’t be everything to everyone. If you’re not writing matchers, you’re missing out on the full potential of RSpec."
rspec  bdd  rails  ruby  testing  rubyonrails 
october 2007 by infovore
ReinH: The Autotest Rosetta Stone
Pimping Autotest for fun and profit. And Growl notification. Nice!
rspec  autotest  rails  growl  testing  ruby 
october 2007 by infovore
Testing Controllers with rspec
Just what I needed right now. This is a verbose approach, but it has the kind of granularity I like.
testing  rspec  rails  rubyonrails  bdd  controller  mvc 
september 2007 by infovore » What’s in a Story?
A great Dan North entry on stories and BDD.
bdd  agile  testing  story  tdd  methodology 
september 2007 by infovore
Halo 3: How Microsoft Labs Invented a New Science of Play
"Bungie's designers aren't just making a game: They're trying to divine the golden mean of fun." Large Wired article on how Bungie do UX research for Halo 3.
games  halo  bungie  play  flow  ux  interaction  design  testing 
august 2007 by infovore
Peter Marklund's Home : Rails + RSpec: First Impressions
Some useful examples for using RSpec with controllers.
rspec  rails  controller  testing  bdd 
august 2007 by infovore
err.the_blog.find_by_title('Be Dee Dee and Me')
Nice introduction to test::spec from Chris; need to re-read this at some point.
testing  bdd  rails  ruby  rspec  testspec 
may 2007 by infovore
Introducing the Shoulda Testing Plugin
The Thoughbot gang bring another testing solution to the Rails table.
ruby  rubyonrails  testing  pluging  mocking 
april 2007 by infovore
Mocha Quickstart
A quick guide to getting started with Mocha - the Ruby library for mocking objects in tests.
mocha  testing  mock  rails  ruby  rubyonrails  tdd 
february 2007 by infovore
Ryan's Scraps: Testing Rails Controllers with Nested Parameters
Because you’re passing in a mock representation of the real HTTP parameters, you don’t want to use the string versions of the parameters but actually set the parameter hash directly. Duh. So, when your controller is expecting a nested hash keyed off t
ruby  rails  rubyonrails  functional  testing  controller 
february 2007 by infovore
Selenium rocks - and you don’t need it | magpiebrain
There is a place for browser drivers (like Selenium or Sahi) and for suites based on browser emulation techniques (such as HTTPUnit or Twill). Knowing which to use and when can result in significant time savings when running your test suites.
http  testing  html  selenium  dom  application  web  development 
january 2007 by infovore
New Bamboo - Rails testing pointers
Nice collection of articles on testing from the New Bamboo folks.
rails  rubyonrails  testing 
september 2006 by infovore
Luke Redpath—Ruby, Rails and other Musings
Behaviour-driven development with rSpec. Looks like good stuff - I like the approach, but I'd have to sit down and work out some things from scratch. Still, well written, and I'm sold in principle. Now to find time to learn it...
ruby  rails  bdd  tdd  testing  rspec 
september 2006 by infovore
Luke Redpath » Blog Archive » Testing your Rails views with Hpricot
Because, you know, if you're going to test models and controllers, test the damn views!
testing  html  rubyonrails  ruby  programming  validation 
july 2006 by infovore
Assert Valid Markup
Great. Automated testing for valid view output. I'm going to try and get this in place once I start testing more.
rails  ruby  rubyonrails  html  testing  validation  xhtml  w3c 
july 2006 by infovore
Mike Clark's Weblog - Why Testing is faster in Rail 1.0
Will need this at some point, as it contradicts (and supercedes) the Agile book...
rails  ruby  rubyonrails  programming  testing 
october 2005 by infovore

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