Saturday, January 13, 2007

So Close

Working on several things at the same time and they are all getting very close but just not quite. I have to say this puts a bit of stress on me.

At guidewire, I am working on a feature that involves analyzing the domain graph so that we can do things like record purging, archiving, data relationship analysis, etc. I think I have the main graph finally worked out (even have a primitive UI to show for it). I have the tests running and one of them can generate a Wiki content so that the document is always up-to-date. However, at the edge of the graph where the domain objects inside the graph has references to or from objects outside the graph, it gets a little complicated. I am keeping down a list on the wiki and it is getting more and more complete..... Just not yet.

I have arranged next sprint (two-week period) to start on next week so I was really hoping that I could finish this before I kick it off, because it will make a lot of stories easier to write. But for various reason I just couldn't quite just make it. I think I'll have to spend next Tuesday (Monday being a holiday) to make sure that the stories for the next sprint is good to go and that QA is on board with what I want to do. Adam has got me an account with Pivotal's tracker. Things are all good, just that being one-man team is not easy because you still have to do the same amount tracking if you want to still get the benefits for agile development.

At home, I have been busy with mainly two projects, BulidMaster and Selenium-Ruby.

For BuildMaster, I finally figured out how to use RubyGem to archive the file, and why reading image file with Cotta cannot read the full content (you have to call io.binmode even if you open it with 'wb' argement). I am getting very close to have Cotta support archive and zip so that we can just do 'dir.archive_to(target_file).zip' and get a zip file. I need to redesign the BuildMaster website so that project releasing, website building and cotta are presented as three separate pieces.

For Selenium, that is something that I am still not ready to share but I think it will be interesting as well. I will need to modify the selenium server and again I am getting very close.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Yet Another Keyboard Layout?

Interesting... Although switching between QWERTY and Dvorak, and telling people about Dvorak is already hard enough. If anything, I would be glad to see the day that Dvorak prevail.

Nevertheless, the comparison applet is still something very interesting.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

This Made My Day

Enough said...

Bye bye Eclipse! I know I am supposed to say "thank you and miss you" and stuff, but I really don't want to lie.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Domain Based Web Testing

This has been in my mind for some time and with the creation of Selenium-Ruby I finally have someplace to put it:

The idea of domain driven is also behind the BuildMaster and Cotta project.