This was a talk given at the 2017 Des Moines Web Geeks Social Event. The talk’s slides and transcript are included, plus a link to a recorded video of the event.
I build software, both professionally and as a hobby, and I love reading about technology and science. These articles include what I’ve been learning, as well as my opinions on various tech topics.
Last year I wrote about converting books to speech, where I investigated using open source and free tools to scan textbooks and convert them into audio files. At that time, the weakest part of the process was the actual text-to-speech part. Festival, the open source solution, doesn’t have great voices, hasn’t been updated in years, […]
As a software developer, you have one job: write code that other developers can read and use. It sounds simple, but it’s not really that easy.
I’ve been using the Nightwatch testing framework for a few months now. I thought I’d write down some of the gotchas that I’ve run into while writing tests for it. (At the time this post was written, Nightwatch was at v0.9.5.) Gathering Files Is Cumbersome Specifying your test files is strangely convoluted. You have to […]
End-to-end tests are an important part of a testing strategy and continuous integration. Find out how to automate your testing across multiple browsers on your machine and in the cloud.