Archive for the 'testing' Category

Approaching an inherited Rails codebase

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Greetings, [Edit: Since writing this article up back in early March, I’ve moved on from this job. The folks who are now maintaining it at least know where the pain points are, can run migrations safely, deploy it locally, and to dev servers, and to the main deployment area.  It’s a working app, although I […]

TDD: The ‘Logans Run’ of Software Development…

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Greetings, I want to start by making it clear that I know why testing is good, and that it’s really important, but I think that the TDD proponents are glossing over the most difficult part of a project. I would very much like someone to address the issue of modifying code that is not new, […]