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 Web App Testing Guidebook 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 common errors:… Continue Reading 'Common Selenium and Webdriverio Error Messages SOLVED'
We like to identify with common, yet individual, things: Specific TV shows, books, musicians. It's helps us feel independent, but also part of a group. We get tattoos, posters, shirts; whatever helps us identify with other individuals who we can feel a part of a group of. But maybe we… Continue Reading 'Be proud of your journey'
Creating a business and losing weight. Two things that most folks have in common. Why is it that so many of us struggle to succeed at these seemingly basic goals? I have a hypothesis. Our society (at least the one I'm in) is great at romanticising these ideas, but terrible… Continue Reading 'Start a business now, ask me how!'
I think I've realized something about social situations and interactions. It's not that I have to not care about what other people think, it's that I have to not care that I care about what other people think. It's okay to want connection and look foolish/stupid going after it.… Continue Reading 'I don't care (that i do)'
I know, weird right? I never would have said that a month ago. But then I started reading Penn Jillette's new book "Presto", about how he lost over 100 pounds following a self-proclaimed crazy diet (he ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks at one point). While I… Continue Reading 'Want to lose weight? Stop exercising!'
Some Backstory Over the past year, I've been working on a set of online video tutorials for WebdriverIO. In it, I cover many details of WebdriverIO, including a multitude of commands and how WebdriverIO integrates with many systems out there. While I'm happy with the content so far, I felt… Continue Reading 'Testing your login - An In-depth WebdriverIO Tutorial'
It's better not to do anything at all, than to try something and have someone take it away. Maybe 'better' isn't the right word. Safer? No. Less risky... Okay, I can go with that. I struggle so much with control issues. If I feel like the result of my efforts… Continue Reading 'It won't fail because of me'