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Links from the past few months

I haven’t blogged for a log while now, and have quite a few interesting things I’ve read and found that I’d like to note and share.

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Links from the past four weeks, 7th July edition

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMnZiTL0tUc – The Secret to Safe Continuous Deployment: how a team at Google uses “perceptual diffs” of screenshots of their web application to detect things that usual forms of automated tests won’t

I have a few more interesting things queued, they’ll have to wait until next time though as I haven’t had time to read them properly and/or play with them.

modern.IE

Microsoft’s just launched modern.IE – a collection of tools which aims to make the task of  testing web pages and applications on IE easier.

The main tools of interest are an online page scanner (no good if your page isn’t public), and virtual machine images (now for some additional platforms, including VirtualBox) for browser/OS combinations going back to IE7 on Vista.

Also came across the IE10 compat inspector script, and a good post about best practice when using vendor prefixes via the new site.

Crazy fast build times (Or when 10 seconds starts to make you nervous)

An interesting article by Daniel Worthington-Bodart – Crazy fast build times (Or when 10 seconds starts to make you nervous)

Granted, not all the techniques he describes can be applied to all projects, but the most useful thing I took away from it was the performance benefit of JARing up test classes before running them to reduce I/O time. I’ve always done this as it’s what I picked up, but now I know the reason behind it.