The Development Hell Podcast

Episode 91: Check the Police Blotter in Mountain View

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i'm good with the blue, scott richard

Chris and Ed do an extremely rare daytime recording of the show on the American Memorial Day holiday. But why is a Canadian not working on an American Holiday? You’ll have to tune in to find out why along with some thoughts on mentoring and why the current crop of browser-centric testing tools are completely shit.

Thanks to Ben Ramsey for his poetry choice and Chance Garcia for allowing us to bring another health issue to people’s attention.

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Links and Notes

  • Please support Ed’s efforts to make OSMI his main gig!
  • Both Chris and Ed will be at CakeFest 2017
  • WebDriver is an API in heavy use at Mozilla (and elsewhere) for doing browser automation work
  • Ed talked about a testing tool called Fake from his webOS development days that promoted a very different testing paradigm
  • Chris has done browser automation in PHP using Behat, Mink and a lot of swearing
  • Most current browser-centric UI testing tools are Rube Goldberg machines
  • Great blog post from the ClojureScript community showing off property-based testing and immutibility
  • Also some great work being done in PHPUnit with snapshot testing

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