Remembering Brian

May 9th, 2013

Yesterday, I lost a friend of mine.

Brian Woehlke and I became good friends in high school. We went to a small school in Westland, Michigan. It’s the kind of school where you know everybody by first and last (and probably middle) names. We played soccer and basketball, ran track and sang in the choir together…

Simultaneous Capybara Sessions in Cucumber

August 4th, 2011 via collectiveidea.com

There’s something very satisfying about watching your Cucumber test suite run (and pass), especially when the tests are running in your browser. I can’t help but think, “Man, I’m glad I don’t have to do all of this myself.” That’s especially true when your testing requires multiple sessions. The old me would fire up a couple different browsers and get to work. But that was the old me.

Test Your API with Cucumber and json_spec

July 12th, 2011 via collectiveidea.com

At Collective Idea, we do a lot of work with RESTful JSON APIs. They can be a joy to build but a pain to test. We’re currently working on a project that’s all API all the time, so we developed some reusable Cucumber steps for testing. Now, we’ve abstracted all that goodness out into its own gem… json_spec.