Tag: testing

WordPress UI User Testing

Hey everyone, my name is Dave Martin. « Make WordPress UI. Depending on how interested you are with WordPress you may or may not know that the team behind WordPress recently made public a number of blogs that facilitate keeping up with real-time discussions amongst the team as they work on the next version of […]

Posted: July 24, 2012

Getting started with JavaScript unit testing

Getting started with JavaScript unit testing – szafranek.net. If I’m brutally honest I’ll admit that testing is still an awkward part of my development workflow. I’m doing my best to refine it but I can’t help but echo some of the excuses outlined in this article. Deep down inside I see the value of testing, […]

Posted: June 05, 2012

Announcing real IEs for Browserling

Announcing real IEs for Browserling – good coders code, great reuse. While not the most enamoring topic, I’m glad to see that people are still working on browser testing solutions. My process still involves a series of virtual machines, each with snapshots allowing me to work with native installs of a range of Web browsers. […]

Posted: May 23, 2012


TypedJS: Home. This is a neat little library that allows you to: Harness the power of type annotations and program specifications to make your code robust. It’s easy to get started. It’s a quick process: Annotate your functions with type signatures TYPEDJS tests the annotated functions automatically Find some bugs (but probably not all of […]

Posted: February 08, 2012

Measuring impact of plugins on WordPress loading

Measuring impact of plugins on WordPress loading – Benchmark | Dev4Press. Working with any system comes with some inherent responsibility. Systems can be abused just as much as they’re used and it’s the abuse that tends to give a great system a terrible name. I think that happens with WordPress in certain ways. While a […]

Posted: January 10, 2012

Improving Your Process: Automated Regression Testing with Fake.app

As I’m writing more advanced software, I’m more consistently reflecting on the importance of testing. Specifically automated testing. Humans are far too likely to get lazy and cut corners, and testing is the worst time for that to happen. I’ve been thinking a lot about regression testing lately and how to implement it in my workflow. I thought about writing my own suite, but quickly remembered that it had already been done.

Posted: December 05, 2011

How to Improve the quality of your software: find an old computer

How to Improve the quality of your software: find an old computer I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t do much testing outside my development environment. That includes my main machine and the array of virtual machines I browser test within. Honestly though, that’s not enough. With JavaScript and CSS(3) implementations getting crazier […]

Posted: August 22, 2011

Seriously Considering the Move from Text Editor to an IDE

The past year has shown me that my interest in programming is expanding. That said, it’s an entirely new discipline in which I need to refine my professionalism. There are certain aspects of working within an IDE that I feel will help me accomplish that.

Posted: March 14, 2011

How I Use VMWare Fusion and Snapshots

How I Use VMWare Fusion and Snapshots – Snook.ca. We’re all likely very familiar with virtual machines. With each of us needing to test our product in as many applicable environments as possible, The Gauntlet, a virtual machine setup takes a bit of pain out of the equation as it adds a bit of convenience. […]

Posted: December 16, 2010

Improving Your Process: The Browser Gauntlet

Having an effective browser test suite for Web design should be a terribly important part of your process.

Posted: March 09, 2009