Running Webistrano Tasks Using Capistrano

It’s no secret that I totally dig Webistrano. It’s superior to just using Capistrano in so many ways. Although I’m still working on Macistrano (it’s bound to be released soon as well, I promise), some people I told Webistrano about asked me if they still could use a simple cap deploy to fire off a deployment.

ScreencastWeek at Upstream Berlin

The guys at Upstream Agile in Berlin are having a Cockpit Night again, and this time it’s screencast week. On the menu will be the first four of the Erlang screencasts (on January 21) and the first two of the new Objective-C 2.0 series (on January 22), both kindly provided by The Pragmatic Programmers.

Raising Test-Awareness

It’s test-awareness month over at RailsTips. If you still need reason, motivation or general tips on testing, head over there immediately. If you’re a fan of new year’s resolutions, this is your chance. John Nunemaker is spot-on with this series.

Things Learned in 2008: TATFT

All right, so I didn’t exactly learn that testing all the fucking time is effing important over the last 12 months, it’s become clearer and clearer ever since I was first introduced to JUnit. But it did become crystal clear to me how important it really is. I’ve worked with a lot of legacy code, I’ve refactored a lot of it into more reasonable and manageable slices, and I’ve thrown a fresh set of tests at them. I swore at it, I cursed it, but in the end I was very satisfied with the result. The more code I worked with that wasn’t covered by a decent test suite the clearer the picture of always testing became to me.