Yesterday evening I found a set of Google blog posts talking about web application acceptance testing which reflect Google experience through “Several years of experience across multiple project teams”.
As you might now from reading my blog I tend to automate as much as I can.
Why? Because I hate to do repetitive tasks. First because it is boring, at least for me, and as a developer we have more interesting things to do. Second because executing repetitive tasks tend to be error prone.
Yesterday evening I was facing an issue in my base class WebBaseSpec which led to really strange side effects. Basically when I was running one unit test alone it was Green, running all or more than one unit test will fail miserably with the well known STA issue of Watin.
Since the initial version we have placed a restriction(web.configurable) on the domain names that the shortener will shorten. We did this so only domains under jobping.com would be processed by the shortener. We wanted to maintain the integrity of the jobp.in domain. With this in place you can be sure that if you click a link shortened by http://jobp.in it will always go to our site www.jobping.com site.
Yesterday I got the new issue of MSDN Magazine in my mailbox and as often I started to go quickly around it to get an overview of what kind of subject’s it talks about. And as often I end up at the last page’s article which is the first I am reading.
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