Barry Frost

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Tagged #test

Don't cache ActiveRecord objects

Better caching strategy to cache a query’s returned IDs. Also a smart way of detecting caching of AR objects in tests.


Node library to automate Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API

Why most unit testing is a waste (PDF)

The Big List of Naughty Strings

a list of strings which have a high probability of causing issues when used as user-input data. — Fake smtp testing server. Dummy smtp email testing

Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.

Use Travis CI to test GitHub pages builds

Creates docs, tests, validations and more for your API

SHL People Intelligence

Personality and behavioural assessment tools

"How can I set up continuous deployment of a Rails application from GitHub to Heroku?"

via Amazon EC2 instance running Hudson. Author uses Cucumber and RSpec for his tests.

Network Link Conditioner in Lion

Useful new tool for testing mobile apps that emulates a slower network connection, with presets for 3G and Edge. Comes with Lion/XCode 4.1.

See how quickly a page loads in a remote browser. Includes a waterfall chart (web inspector?) and screenshots captured throughout the loading process.

Mac app that acts as a pretend SMTP server, capturing email content so you can see how it would be delivered

20 articles on Cucumber

What all the cool kids are using for tests

PHPUnit Pocket Guide

Rails Envy: "How I Learned to Love Testing" presentation

Video presentation on Rails testing: TDD and BDD with RSpec

Compatibility testing for web sites and email newsletters - Litmus

SlickSpeed Selectors Test

Speed/validity tests for major Javascript frameworks (Prototype, jQuery, MooTools, ext, cssQuery, dojo). In my browser Prototype wins.


Library for mocking and stubbing with a Rails test case - even on real classes and instances, such as AR instance methods

Sexy Flash bandwidth visualisations