@zardoz03 reminds me of some advice I used to give about tests:
Imagine you’re telling someone how to use the software over the phone. Any setup you’d abbreviate (“now log in”) should be similarly abbreviated (hidden behind functions) in the test.
And imagine telling the person what to look at to see if the attempt worked. If you wouldn’t mention some particular bit of output/result, the test shouldn’t either.
Applies to both unit and end-to-end tests.
I've worked in this industry for over a quarter of a century.
At no point have I found myself thinking "I wish I could just ask the computer to write this email for me" "I wish the computer could write my code for me". MS is adding co pilot function to lots of products. Not as opt in. But opt out. And it's a right hassle to turn it off? Why? So someone can ask it to right a longer email from a prompt that the recipient can then ask the AI to summarise for them ?
I've missed #ILoveFreeSoftwareDay but maybe it's not too late. People say thanks to big projects like Linux, Git, or Python. But I want to acknowledge the contribution of people who are usually forgotten:
1. That person who faced the same issue as I, asked online, found a solution, and wrote it down.
2. That person who did research I need and spent time to make a blog post.
3. That person who made a small library that solves a very specific problem and published it on Github.
Thank you ❤️
This government official’s choice of words reveals that she defines ‘terrorism’ as something done exclusively by foreigners—a definition that exists neither in the law nor in the English language, but in the imaginations of many.
@KimPerales Everyone likes to blame it on social media but car-centric city design and a lack of spaces where you can just exist and hang out without paying are a big part of it too - and that was a problem before social media. We don’t make it easy to just hang out and meet people in much of this country.
“But here's the thing: being able to say, "wherever you get your podcasts" is a radical statement. Because what it represents is the triumph of exactly the kind of technology that's supposed to be impossible: open, empowering tech that's not owned by any one company, that can't be controlled by any one company, and that allows people to have ownership over their work and their relationship with their audience.”
I was in a discussion about AI regulation, and I got angry about it as I sometimes do, but I feel like "computers aren't magic", "words mean things" and "people matter" are reasonable positions to hold strongly.
Good morning! It’s the first Tuesday in February, and so you’re all invited to look through Wikipedia’s List of common misconceptions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions) per xkcd custom.
I can speak to the motive for my beliefs, back when I believed that our system was inherently just, that racism was a conquered thing of the past best examined in history’s rearview mirror, and that polarization was a more present threat than injustice.
My motive was comfort.
@shortridge actually, I take it back, this is my favorite bug story of all time
The writing is incredible, the twist is beyond absurd. The full implications of it are profound and potentially disturbing
It's not a read for the lighthearted, it'll take a while, but it's absolutely worth it
Trump and Biden are both old.
Trump is a lunatic, rapist, traitor, and wannabe dictator who tried to overthrow the government to stay in power and can’t distinguish fantasy from reality and revels in inflicting cruelty on other humans.
Joe Biden is a middle of the road politician who despite his many flaws on the whole ACTUALLY has done good things for America and especially American workers.
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