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Five highlights from AssertJS 2019

AssertJS, a conference specifically about testing in JavaScript, took place in Toronto last week. Interestingly, I’d say most of the talks were not specific to JS at all. Here are my top 5 highlights, in no particular order: 1. Tophatting From Adam Archer: “Tophatting” is the a word used at Shopify that refers to actually… Read more

The first Ministry of Testing meetup in Toronto

Last week I organized the first meetup in Toronto under the banner of the Ministry of Testing. There have been tester meetups in the city before, but they tended to be infrequent and or short-lived, with the event I was aware of almost a year ago. With Toronto as a fast growing tech hub, with… Read more

One weekend as a #1x front-end developer

Gerg.dev has a new design! I spent the better part of this weekend writing a WordPress theme (mostly) from the ground up. As a tester dabbling in front-end development, here are some things I reflected on during this mini project. I’m a #1xEngineer This weekend, the #1xEngineer hashtag was all over my feed, as a… Read more

Thoughts from a TDD kata mob

Test Driven Development has been on my mind lately. I’ve heard from time to time that some people don’t consider Test Driven Development to be a testing activity. Lisa Crispin recently said as much in a piece on modeling test automation, and it’s not obvious to me why it shouldn’t be seen that way. Coincidentally,… Read more

All your automated tests should fail

A crucial little caveat to my statement that automated tests aren’t automated if they don’t run automatically: All your automated tests should fail. … at least once, anyway. In the thick of implementing a new feature and coding up a bunch of tests for it, it’s easy to forget to run each one to make sure they’re… Read more