Code coverage analysis tools
SimpleCov: how to add it to your tool belt and (the 5) why(s)
Why am I reading this?
Popular software development culture advises us that 100% test coverage of our code is no reason for pride. It's not even a goal to be pursued on high priority. Either taught by our experience already, or we've overheard at least an elder (developer) say say it before: having test that provide complete . . .
Posted in: craftsmanshiprailstestingtools
Be careful the environment you choose
for it will shape you
Michael Hartl mentions in his Rails Tutorial that Rails comes equipped with three environments:
Then an aside shows how to run a console, a server and a rake task in an environment different from the implicit
development because, as he confesses
I find it confusing that the console, server, . . .
Posted in: rails
I can sleep when the wind blows
learning about ease at work from Kent Beck
Stumbled tonight on Kent Beck's keynote from RailsConf 2015 on the streetcar, on my way back from work, after a few weeks that have been less comfortable. A few weeks when the feeling that there is a massive "oportunity for improvement" was just starring me in the face, but I was too focused on that one thing I was doing to be . . .
Testing asynchronous emails
the Rails 4.2+ way
Disclaimer: These "lab notes" were originally written for and published on Engine Yard's blog back in April.
While putting them together, Noah Slater's patient feedback changed the tone and the flow of this article significantly for the better.
Having said that, let's dig in!. . .
Clojure workshop for beginners
Bring your beginner mind
Heard of Clojure? Wanted to, or tried it out already? Eager to better understand its idiomatic ways?
The Clojure Toronto group is kickstarting the Clojure workshop for beginners with the first session this Saturday, March 7, from 1pm.
The plan is to meet up every Saturday afternoon at the Shopify office and dive into Clojure . . .
Posted in: clojureprogrammingworkshop
A 4500h Slice: Advocate Marketing Expert
Soul-searching in the previous two years
When spending 4500 hours surrounded by advocate marketing experts, you learn a lot. Mastery, you ask? That number of hours is far from enough for one (like me) to achieve mastery, but you sure get to learn a lot about real advocacy, about marketing and about so much more.
The other day I was on GlassDoor. And was looking, almost . . .
Posted in: influitive
Designing Intuitive User Experiences
Make selection obvious
As part of today's Mobile AV Club, we watched Mike Stern's Designing Intuitive User Experiences talk at WWDC 2014
In his talk, Mike presents five fundamental ideas, he calls the Top 5 Characteristics of Intuitive Apps:
- Platform Savvy
- Mike talks about the importance and the strength of using . . .