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Starting Over

was the fastest way to get tests running. Instead of tangling with the automation framework, we’re going to try using Minitest and Selenium instead. This also gives us the advantage of having our tests in the same codebase as the app itself. There will be some configuration issues to take care of, but for the most part it should simplify our lives.

I’m still hooking things up there, but the documentation has been helpful so far.

Starting Over

was the fastest way to get tests running. Instead of tangling with the automation framework, we’re going to try using Minitest and Selenium instead. This also gives us the advantage of having our tests in the same codebase as the app itself. There will be some configuration issues to take care of, but for the most part it should simplify our lives.

I’m still hooking things up there, but the documentation has been helpful so far.

(Source: brokenangelfalling)

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Focused

exclusively on running a smoke test today. That’s what happens when you don’t have the offshore team do a run for you. Lost a whole day when I could have been fixing up my environment to do the test suite.

Day wasted.

Focused

exclusively on running a smoke test today. That’s what happens when you don’t have the offshore team do a run for you. Lost a whole day when I could have been fixing up my environment to do the test suite.

Day wasted.

(Source: wrecklocide)

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Eclipse

needed to be reinstalled - at least, that’s the latest tack in getting my tests up and working as they should be. So I spent the day rolling up my sleeves and installing a fresh version of the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

For some reason my PyDev Extension isn’t showing up when I try to create a new project. I’ve worked with one of the guys on the team to try and install it fresh, and we got cut off about midway through that process.

The story continues tomorrow…

Eclipse

needed to be reinstalled - at least, that’s the latest tack in getting my tests up and working as they should be. So I spent the day rolling up my sleeves and installing a fresh version of the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment).

For some reason my PyDev Extension isn’t showing up when I try to create a new project. I’ve worked with one of the guys on the team to try and install it fresh, and we got cut off about midway through that process.

The story continues tomorrow…

(Source: 500px.com, via sublim-ature)

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Headdesk

Ugh. I’ve been tangling with this test framework all day and even the guys who are working on it can’t untangle the mess. I’m stuck in a loop where the framework never runs test. And no, the python debugger isn’t working:


import pdb; pdb.set_trace()


Tomorrow is another day…

Headdesk

Ugh. I’ve been tangling with this test framework all day and even the guys who are working on it can’t untangle the mess. I’m stuck in a loop where the framework never runs test. And no, the python debugger isn’t working:


import pdb; pdb.set_trace()

Tomorrow is another day…

(Source: juleficent)

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The Clockmaker

I’m still fiddling with the test framework, trying to get all the pieces to work together and work as desired. Today I met with one of the QAs who spends his time building it.

He reminded me of an old school clockmaker with the precision and focus he exuded as he checked my environment, diagnosed the problem, and then set me on the right course.

It made me think - what does it take to be a craftsman instead of just a hacker. Love? Patience? A desire to build instead of take apart?

The Clockmaker

I’m still fiddling with the test framework, trying to get all the pieces to work together and work as desired. Today I met with one of the QAs who spends his time building it.

He reminded me of an old school clockmaker with the precision and focus he exuded as he checked my environment, diagnosed the problem, and then set me on the right course.

It made me think - what does it take to be a craftsman instead of just a hacker. Love? Patience? A desire to build instead of take apart?

(Source: andtheclockgoesround)