I have had a couple of unproductive weeks in terms of blog content, but it’s been very busy with just about everything else.
So at the very least I thought I’d put together a little project 365 update. (Yes – it’s still going!)
The highlights of the last three weeks are:
- I finished off the robot framework integration with teststack.white, using the remote library
- I started a little mobile (/Appbuilder/Icenium) project with a fellow p365-er, Owen. (You can find his blog here)
- I worked through chapter 2 of “Modern C++ Programming with TDD”
- My machine was de-java-flowered
The lowlight was that I actually missed a day of coding for the very first time: I was watching a film festival and just didn’t make it back home before midnight to spin up the machine. Oh well – it was bound to happen sooner or later.
Let’s forget about the lowlight and take a quick look at the highlights:
Robot Framework & TestStack.White
I already wrote a little bit about this in my last project 365 update: All I’m going to say is: I got it working in the end – yay!
Telerik’s Appbuilder / Icenium
“Modern C++ Programming with TDD”
Unsurprisingly, (given the title) this book is all about TDD in C++. I’ll write a full review for this in time. For now (whatever else may come later in the book), I have really enjoyed working through chapter two. Anyone looking to start applying or perhaps struggling with TDD in the C++ world should read this book.
First steps with Java
Finally, ahead of a company trip last week (to a place where they mainly speak Java), I installed both the Java SDK as well as the runtime and (uh oh) eclipse. I also started working my way through the Java First book as well as some Java for C++ / .NET guys tutorials. Having said that, I am only just starting with these so it’s all very basic “Hello World” stuff still.
Now I am off to adding a couple more unit tests tonight to the Soundex solution. What better way to spend a Sunday evening!