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What Did We Learn in Week 26?

Let’s see:

Scotland and England are better together
find_element_by_id will work for ensuring an element shows up on a page
xpath is actually useful
See you next week amigos!

What Did We Learn in Week 26?

Let’s see:

  • Scotland and England are better together
  • find_element_by_id will work for ensuring an element shows up on a page
  • xpath is actually useful

See you next week amigos!

(Source: The New York Times)

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Happy Birthday NYT!

163 years old and better than ever. How about that?

The cooking team went out for Peruvian food today in celebration of the iPad app release.

Meanwhile, things are humming away on the web. Besides catching bugs and closing JIRA tickets I got in some automation today - including using click() and getAttribute(). It’s slow but steady work, and I seem to be getting the hang of using xpath.

Oh and I did mention that QA got a shout-out from the Times’ own Food Editor?

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The iPad App

is available for download in the iTunes Store here. For those of you cooking with your tablets instead of printouts, first off: thanks for saving the earth. Second, we’ve done a lot of work to make this nice and shiny for you.

We’ve already gotten some love from Fast Company and we hope you like it as much as they did. And it’s free of course. Recipes won’t count against that 10 article/month limit.

Speaking of limits, I was out sick yesterday watching TV, playing old Wii games, and ordering pizza. Even cooking app people need a day away from the kitchen.

But today it was time to get back in the fray, clearing out tickets and downloading iOS 8. The visual tweaks are nice, but I’m disappointed that group messages with non-iOS users can’t be named.

Ah well, I’ll take new wallpapers and keyboards any day. See you on the flip.

The iPad App

is available for download in the iTunes Store here. For those of you cooking with your tablets instead of printouts, first off: thanks for saving the earth. Second, we’ve done a lot of work to make this nice and shiny for you.

We’ve already gotten some love from Fast Company and we hope you like it as much as they did. And it’s free of course. Recipes won’t count against that 10 article/month limit.

Speaking of limits, I was out sick yesterday watching TV, playing old Wii games, and ordering pizza. Even cooking app people need a day away from the kitchen.

But today it was time to get back in the fray, clearing out tickets and downloading iOS 8. The visual tweaks are nice, but I’m disappointed that group messages with non-iOS users can’t be named.

Ah well, I’ll take new wallpapers and keyboards any day. See you on the flip.

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Scotland the Brave

could become independent again depending on how the vote goes on Thursday. A free Scotland has not been seen for over 300 years - is it finally time?

Today was spent learning the magic of XPath, (the only good thing to come out of XML?) which makes it simple to target particular elements with Selenium. In english, that means a program can “see” buttons, forms, and other things on a webpage. This is helpful when you’re writing a script to check that a page hasn’t mysteriously changed overnight thanks to a code change.

Tomorrow? It’s time to start clicking on links. Wednesday? Putting test cases into the app.

And Thursday? We might have a new country on our hands.

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Selenium

with symbol Se and atomic number 34 serves as the namesake for a software testing tool developed at Thoughtworks. The story goes that the name came from a joke about a competitor named Mercury and the fact that Selenium supplements can be taken to cure Mercury poisoning.

I started writing tests with Selenium commands to navigate to pages and verify elements on the page. Not sure how useful it is to verify the simple presence of an element find_element_by_id vs. if it is visible is_displayed.

I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough.

Selenium

with symbol Se and atomic number 34 serves as the namesake for a software testing tool developed at Thoughtworks. The story goes that the name came from a joke about a competitor named Mercury and the fact that Selenium supplements can be taken to cure Mercury poisoning.

I started writing tests with Selenium commands to navigate to pages and verify elements on the page. Not sure how useful it is to verify the simple presence of an element find_element_by_id vs. if it is visible is_displayed.

I’m sure I’ll find out soon enough.

(Source: themineralogist)