Good first impressions, but some significant rough edges
So, I spent a bit of time on the weekend playing a little more in-depth with the new UI Testing APIs in the Xcode 7 beta 2. Please note that this is beta software, so many of my observations may not be true for the final release or future betas.
UI testing feels like an effortless and natural part of the development process.
First . . .
Yesterday, during the lead up to the WWDC keynote, I started thinking about what really matters the most when it comes to software engineering. We (I include myself) tend to talk a lot about APIs, libraries, features, capabilities and tools as part of our work. And it often feels that making great code depends heavily on use of language . . .
I stopped being excited about Christmas at around the age of 17. I stopped wondering what Santa would bring and stopped having sleepless nights leading up to the day itself. This made me sad for many years because I felt I lost something when I no longer felt the same exhilaration and anticipation for something new. But then I became an iOS . . .
Update: While at WWDC I had the chance to talk to a few Apple engineers regarding the practice of "duping" radars as a way of upvoting certain issues. Despite my conclusion in the original post below that duplicating radars just floods the system with extra reports to process, it is in fact something that the engineers expect and . . .
One of the areas I’m focusing on right now is the subject of testing. Automated testing in general, and at the moment, unit testing specifically. And one observation keeps jumping out at me:
Code coverage is a terrible metric
What is code coverage? Briefly, it’s the number or percentage of the lines of code in your application that are . . .
The title of this post is the question I asked myself as I fired up the silvrback blog platform and pressed the big "Get Started" button. I’ve posted on a number of personal blogs over the years on various topics, and there are already a ton of coder blogs in existence. So why should I start a new personal blog myself, specifically . . .