GOV.UK was brought up in Parliament yesterday. Some praise, and I liked the┬áchallenge laid down to improve the usability. Lord Leigh of Hurley: In fact, last week I attempted to put myself in the shoes of such an SME businessman and visited the government website to seek help. As your Lordships may know, the new […]

This question has been discussed on the DbFit forums a few times (and very similar discussions have taken place over at the FitNesse forums); here is my 2c on the subject.

Good news, everybody – the long-overdue release of DbFit 2.0.0 is finally here. As always, the ZIP archive can be downloaded from the DbFit homepage. This release is identical to the 2.0.0-RC5 release, which hasn’t had any show-stopping bugs raised against it for several months now; you can learn more about it in the release […]

Both my day job and my open-source work involve constant use of git and GitHub. These are some useful patterns that I’ve found myself using regularly.

Recently, I interviewed a team lead, working in a large financial services company, about ensuring a high level of quality for a large ETL migration project that his team had delivered.

The problem If you are writing browser-driven tests, the Page Object pattern is a really useful abstraction to use. Let’s assume that our test wants to interact with the navigation bar on a complex page (eg The Guardian homepage): We could create methods for doing this on the page object class: However, for a page […]

I remember going to the dentist one time and being told off for having a bad brushing technique. As well as causing mild embarrassment, the rebuke got me thinking about feedback cycles – assuming that I adjusted my brushing, when would I notice a difference? Plaque build-up isn’t something that’s easy to pick up at […]

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