Awhile back I talked about why test engineers should learn Groovy. Here I’ll focus on two specific tools in this ecosystem: Geb and Spock.
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Developers, along with many Test Solution Developers, have to decide whether they want to jump on the functional programming bandwagon. I’m not here to extol the virtues of functional programming. What I am here to look at is something I … Continue reading
A challenge testers sometimes have, particularly those working to build up their technical skill set, is how to get involved in various programming language ecosystems. Often people start by trying to learn the language and I’ve found that’s not the … Continue reading
A lot of testers like to use Python. A lot of testers are on Windows machines. There is currently a large gap in the Python world between the 2.x and 3.x branch. (See more details on this.) This often puts … Continue reading
In a previous post I talked about learning Rails in a way that I wished it had been presented to me. Here I’ll focus a little on the salient facts about the framework that you will no doubt find elsewhere, … Continue reading
I played around with Node.js in a previous post for web framework design. Now I want to explore Rails a bit. I haven’t found tutorials that I really like on Rails, at least for those getting started. Now that I … Continue reading
This is essentially a follow-on from my previous post on Node, mainly for the purposes of helping testers like myself figure out if it’s worth spending time on.
Lately I’ve found myself wanting to develop test solutions that essentially require a simple web server along with a lot of client-side logic. For example, a Gherkin repository interface is something I’ve been longing to do. I don’t want to … Continue reading
A lot of times I get asked by technical testers the following question: “What language should I learn?” The rationale for the question is obvious: there is limited time and they want to focus on that which will do them … Continue reading
If you’re a Ruby programmer than, like me, you may have a healthy distrust of the bloated thing that is Java. That said, Java really does have a lot of good points and it would be silly for any tester … Continue reading
Technical testers are often in a role where they have to utilize a programming language in order to build their own tools. Many testers will focus on languages like Ruby and Python for those solutions. The reason for that is … Continue reading
Test engineers most definitely should have Ruby as part of their tool set. This post is not so much to showcase my clear bias for Ruby when writing test solutions. This post is rather to showcase with some evidence why … Continue reading