I firmly believe in writing tests. I also firmly believe in not writing tests. Let me explain...… Continue Reading 'Stop! Don't test that!'
How do you validate the 'human-readable' text of a website matches the computer-friendly database value?… Continue Reading 'Converting 'Yes'/'No' value to true/false in assertions'
Just a few links I've found to help with learning Appium.… Continue Reading 'Appium Training and Links'
They say "don't put all your eggs in one basket", yet it's completely normal for tech workers to do exactly that. The idea of "job security" has always been a myth to me. No matter how hard you work for a company, that sole source of… Continue Reading 'Earning $50,000 in Less Than 3 Years Selling a Niche Online Course'
Someone reached out recently asking me this, and I figure I'd share my response publicly for anyone interested.… Continue Reading 'Expect, Should & Assert in Chai: Which Should I use?'
What does it take to transition from on-site work to being fully remote? I dive in to my experiences and advice for becoming a work from home employee.… Continue Reading 'How to find (or make for yourself) a remote job in the tech industry'
Let's look at the inner workings of a test runner by writing our own simple one to help test a single bit of functionality.… Continue Reading 'Ad hoc unit testing in NodeJS'
There are many valid reasons not to write tests. How do you avoid those and make meaning out of your work?… Continue Reading 'Why You're Not Writing UI Tests'
In the past five years, four times I have made the transition from working in an office to working from home. All transitions were initiated by me. Three times I was in the minority among my co-workers; many were co-located in the company office. Only one time did the majority… Continue Reading 'Why I Love Remote Working'
Via my WebdriverIO course and YouTube videos, I get asked a lot of questions about "why isn't this working?". Many revolve around issues that different people face over and over again, so I wanted to note them here for folks searching. Here's are the messages: ERROR: connect ECONNREFUSED… Continue Reading 'Common Selenium and Webdriverio Error Messages SOLVED'