Selenium Testing in the Cloud with Sauce Labs

One small comment for Matthias, one giant leap for our testing infrastructure. In my last post about anti-fixes, I expressed my reservations about selenium test automation. Matthias mentioned the companies Sauce Labs and Cloud Testing maintained virtual test server farms so that I wouldn't have to. Here's why Sauce Labs made my choice super easy: … Continue reading Selenium Testing in the Cloud with Sauce Labs

Setting up a test database on a ruby on rails continuous integration server using SQL instead of schema.rb

For developing our Ruby on Rails based web site, we usually take regular SQL dumps from our production servers (of course, anonymizing sensitive customer data along the way). Always having a fresh dump allows us to be on the safe side when writing database migrations. Having an up to date development database enables us to … Continue reading Setting up a test database on a ruby on rails continuous integration server using SQL instead of schema.rb

Four Short Links: 30 April 2009

Why do programmers code, priorities, how to assess a programmers competency and continuos integration cage fight - some food for thought... Programmers Don't Like to Code (Jonathan 'Wolf' Rentzsch) - A very insightful article about why programmers keep re-writing code: To understand, and, after understanding, to simplify. Mud Rooms, Red Letters, and Real Priorities (Merlin … Continue reading Four Short Links: 30 April 2009