Many presenters share their slide deck on the web after their presentation. But many times the slides are only a shell of the real talk. Fortunately, with HTML5 audio, we can add our voice back to our slides and recreate the real presentation. Sample Example To show what we're trying… Continue Reading 'Add Narration to Your Slide Deck With HTML5 Audio'
I recently read a fantastic post by a trans-man named Graham Daniels about his journey to discovering his true self. It's one of those posts that takes soul to write and a willingness to be vulnerable to publish. Which isn't how it should be. Coming out shouldn't be a big… Continue Reading 'I'm bad at diversity'
There are plenty of big names in the tech industry. Folks with twitter follower counts in the 10's and 100's of K's. You'll find them giving keynotes at conferences and writing up blog posts that skyrocket to the top of social aggregation sites. And for every big name, there are… Continue Reading 'Being heard when you're unheard of'
Inspiration for this post light-heartedly comes from "10 Things Productive People Do Before 10 a.m." on the Ms. Career Girl blog. #1. Wake up early Like really early. 2am in the fucking middle of the night early. That's right. And they don't even have to set an… Continue Reading '10 Things Productive Parents Do Before 10 a.m.'
Here's an idea: Fill out a form and get a WebdriverIO script that tests the login/registration process on your site. Not a generic script that you have to customize. Once already set up to your specific page elements with your specific URLs and specific text. That's the idea behind… Continue Reading 'Test Your Login'
I'm going to try something crazy. I'm going to try and type a blog post while watching my 2 year old son. I should follow that up with "watching him destroy the already messy kitchen as he unpacks dirty dishes from the dishwasher I was trying to fill moments… Continue Reading 'Crazy for trying'
I LOVE automation. It's just so cool. And it helps me be incredibly lazy. Dishwashers, Dryers, Self-driving cars (although I'm not quite rich enough for that one yet). Say what you want about lost jobs and such, but automation sure does take the mundane work out of our lives. Maybe… Continue Reading 'Here's 3 reasons you should unit test that have nothing to do with actual testing'
I found out about WebdriverIO through WebdriverCSS. Seems strange, since WebdriverIO is so powerful on its own, but yeah, WebdriverCSS introduced me to the awesomeness that is WebdriverIO. Visual Regression Testing has always been an interest of mine. I talked about it at CSSDevConf in 2013, when I demoed the… Continue Reading 'What's up with WebdriverCSS?'
Depression is controlling. You don't want to feel better. You want to sulk. You don't want someone to help, because it would take away the pleasure of feeling bad. You certainly don't want some medication or therapy, because really you're just being melodramatic and don't deserve special attention. But you… Continue Reading 'Depression'
I wanted to record a brain dump of the architecture I've been using for my functional test suites. The main structure consists of three parts: Node.js WebdriverIO & WebdriverCSS Mocha & Chai Node.js Using WebdriverIO means using Node.js. This is actually a great thing for me as… Continue Reading 'Functional Test Architecture with WebdriverIO'