Compiling a Rock Ballad that Compiles

Okay that last post was a bit of a heavy topic, right? Goodness me! Too stressful, too stressful, I’m telling you - I got nothing done ALL WEEK from terror after posting that! XD You'll be glad to know I'm back on cheerier stuff - you may or may not have heard of the Rockstar… Continue reading Compiling a Rock Ballad that Compiles

Three lines of Python to brighten your day

TL;DR: I wrote a short script that returns a random quote from a list of nice things people have said about me, to combat quarantine pants-ness while working from home. Being an introvert by nature, I'm not suffering too badly in isolation (after an initial period of adjustment and complaining) but there is one big… Continue reading Three lines of Python to brighten your day

Starting with UI tests in Cypress

I realised that I haven't talked about automation for a while, even though it's a part of the job I enjoy just as much as coercing/tricking people into talking to each other. So I wrote a few small tests to show some of the basics I have learnt, and I'm documenting it so that future… Continue reading Starting with UI tests in Cypress

VRT: A series of mistakes

So if you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know a bit about my first crack at test automation - the Visual Regression Tests. These take screenshots of our products and then run pixel comparisons after a change is deployed to check if code changes have resulted in unwanted visual changes. It… Continue reading VRT: A series of mistakes

Personal Development, One Year of Progress

I began my journey as a software tester in April 2018, and six months later in October 2018 I decided to make myself a Personal Development Plan since my workplace didn't have one for me. It's been a year since then, so I'm having a look back at the last twelve months to see what… Continue reading Personal Development, One Year of Progress

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

(Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!) I'm not done learning JavaScript yet, so I thought: do you know what, let's look at some other languages now. I don't know anyone who's finished a Udemy course anyway, and 33% completion is very good so it's time for me to move on (edit: I have completed at least one Udemy course) to… Continue reading Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!