The second installment in the Goodbye Testing Columns Trilogy follows Bruce as they navigate post-destruction uncertainty like a lost child after the apocalypse. Should they have just left well alone? Will they ever stop crying? Find out in today's episode.
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
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
So I'm a bit of a higgledy piggledy person in general, a messy storm of ideas. Don't get me wrong, I can be Rand Al Thor with his flame in the void, focussing on one task or feeling until it's done. But just like Rand Al Thor, I have a tendency to take on too… Continue reading Concentrate.
I think it's a common theme for me (and for many other testers) to feel that you have so many strands of work going on at the same time that there aren't enough hours in the day to remember everything you need to do, never mind getting round to actually doing it. When I first… Continue reading Tracking off-board tasks… on a board
I've been procrastinating on a blog post I would like to write about some VRTs I made using Puppeteer with Jest, as it ended up being a long hit-and-miss process and I'm not sure which parts I would like to write on. I might even make a few posts on the subject, but I do… Continue reading On making a new learning path
I've spent a fair while practicing making pages using html and css, but when it came to stuff like serving them or running anything through the terminal, it just seemed like way too big a thing to learn. I couldn't wrap my head around any of the concepts I was reading about. All this talk… Continue reading Serving files using ExpressJS
One of the hardest things about self development is that you have to go out of your way to pro-actively learn - mostly in your own time - rather than simply waiting for the information and experience to fall in your lap. At least that's what I believe. I'm one of those awful humans who… Continue reading Finding time for learning