Monthly Archives: October 2015

Stupid iPhone keyboard layout

I have a terrible beef to pick with Apple Inc. I originally started switching to Apple’s products years ago because they spent time to quality control their hardware and software. I was so tired of spending time fixing my development environment just so I can write code. The iPhone was a natural progression of jumping […]

Using groovy closures in Spock where blocks

Groovy Spock vs Java┬ájUnit Because Spock is just jUnit under the hood we can do everything we can in jUnit and more because Spock uses groovy. One aspect of the jUnit test framework that most people don’t take advantage of is using parameterized classes – making the test class be test driven. The best part […]

What is a QA tester?

The many types of QA testers What is a QA tester? First off QA stands for quality assurance and if you are a QA tester you are testing the quality of any product to make sure it meets a certain standard of quality. There are several different types of QA testers in the world. Call […]

Make Your Own Website Scraper

Description of a website scraper I recently did a project where I needed to scrape a subset of webpages from the internet. Back in the 1990s all websites were pretty much straight up html, which makes crawling them and getting their data pretty easy. All you needed was to grab the html files and run […]

Web Designer Job Description

Web Designer Job Description Years ago if you were a web designer that meant that you knew how to arrange a page in HTML, change colors, and work on a little bit of javascript. With such modern advances with html5, jQuery, and AngularJS, the frontend of web development needs people who are better skilled at […]