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

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!

Tracking off-board tasks… on a board

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

On making a new learning path

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

Serving files using ExpressJS

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