Hi there,I'm Nikolas Martens, freelancing Software Engineer, and this is my blog. I hope it contains something interesting for you. Enjoy the read!
Building web applications with watoki
So Richard McIntyre (aka mackstar) created a BDD tool named ShouldIT (video) which led to a discussion between him and Konstantin Kudryashov (aka everzet), mostly comparing ShouldIT to Cucumber/Behat. For example in this gist.
Guess I'm jumping kinda late on the bandwagon here but I wanted to add ...read more
Specification by Example
In a previous post I argued against a testing monoculture and suggested to mix tests with different levels of integration. Since UI tests cannot test the system completey, but unit tests are often times too fine-grained to justify their investment, staying away from these extremes is often times the best ...read more
I was invited at this years FrOSCon to speak about executable documentation which is sort of follow-up to last year where I spoke about Specficiation by Example (aka Behavior-Driven Development) and how to use automated tests to create a self-validating documentation of a software application. This year I approached the ...read more
Three things happened during the last week that each increased my urge to write this article. The coincidence is almost uncanny.
- Monday: over the easter weekend I finally built a tool I've been meaning to build for over a year.
- Tuesday: I became responsible for releasing and quality of ...