I haven't got much experience when it comes to testing web applications. Instead (and more so out of apathy than belief), I've always adhered to the ad-hoc test approach. However, the usage of pure Posgres unit tests back when I worked on a complicated investment database with Halfgaar did teach me the advantages of test-driven development.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on May 19, 2012, at 13:05 |
Yesterday, while helping Caloe with the website for her company De Buitenkok, I came across the mother of all stupid bugs in Safari. Me having recently announced payformystay.com, I loaded it up in Apple's hipster browser only to notice that the CSS wasn't loaded. Oops!
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on January 16, 2012, at 00:01 |
There's is an interesting discussion about when (not) to use the Atom protocol for your REST API.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on October 09, 2009, at 23:10 |
I was suprised to learn that the caching mechanism in the web browser often behaves differently for AJAX requests than it does for regular HTTP requests. Someone has created a set of functional tests to analyze differences in browser behaviour.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on October 09, 2009, at 22:10 |
Stichting EcoSafe is a Dutch foundation for the safe-keeping of the funds that are necessary for the maintenance of hardwood plantations. In July of 2006, together with Johan Ockels, I created a website for the Foundation. Johan was responsible for the organization of the whole process. This went very smooth and the website ended up being an emblem of simplicity and clarity. That's why I wanted to blog a bit about it now, even though there are a few things that I'd probably end up doing different if I were to start from scratch. [There's actually a disturbing number of things for which this is true, I'm coming to notice.]
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on September 16, 2009, at 12:09 |
When you're out Googling on how to maintain a separate development environment for a WordPress installation, you will only stumble across information about how to install all kinds of WAMPP packages. Well, I don't care about WAMP (or WAMPP). I want to be able to edit my theme, change my plugins, mess with my database locally and then deploy my changes when they're ready and well-tested (as if I ever...)
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 years ago, on July 12, 2008, at 01:07 |
A while ago, I wrote a PostgreSQL auth plugin for Rails. The plugin basically defers all authentication and authorization worries to the database layer where they are supposed to be taken care of anyway.
By Rowan Rodrik, 8 years ago, on July 16, 2007, at 14:07 |
Yesterday, after uploading a refreshed www.sicirec.org, some character encoding issues popped up because I had converted the website's content from ISO-8859-1 (Latin 1) to UTF-8. (I wanted to be able to type and paste special characters from PuTTY into VIM without worrying about the particular encoding of each file.)
By Rowan Rodrik, 9 years ago, on February 26, 2007, at 23:02 |