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Aug 29 2019

Introducing Prismatest Testing Library

Today I’m officially announcing the launch of Prismatest, a Javascript library to decouple your front-end tests from the view layer details. Writing tests for front-end applications is hard. Prismatest aims to make it easier. I've seen and written tests that read

Daniel Wilson


Jul 09 2019

Practices and Tools that Make for a Good Project

What makes for a good software project, from an engineering standpoint? There are projects that are a joy to work on, and others that are a drag. The industry has accumulated enough wisdom to be able to name a few

Jeff Cole

AgileCode QualityTestingWeb ApplicationsCloud Solutions

Jul 10 2018

The Real Value of Cucumber

In the article, Why I Recommend Against Using Cucumber, the author Jason Swett, stipulates some problems with how he sees Cucumber being used incorrectly, and that even if used correctly, he posits that Cucumber has a “small negative value.” While

Mike McDermott


Sep 16 2016

Why Your Tests are Broken and How to Fix Them

Writing and maintaining a useful test suite can be difficult. Today I’ll discuss some common causes of bad tests, and how to fix them. Messing with global state Global state is shared by all your tests. Mutating it in one test can

Will Farrell


Sep 02 2013

Try This Simple Hack To Test New Features Before You Build Them

image (Photo Credit: Randomdam) > He decided to test various covers by printing them on high quality paper and placing them on existing similar sized books in the new non-fiction rack at Borders, Palo Alto. He sat with a coffee and observed,

Nick Kishfy


Apr 26 2013

Make Your Continuous Integration Server STRIKE FIRST and HARD

If automated testing is a part of your process, you know how much it hurts when tests fail on your master branch. Every red test on master makes it more likely that further breakages will sneak in, for several reasons: If