“… So We Built One” Redivivus

The earlier entries here are the still-relevant ones from my old tech blog “… So we built one”, leaving out specific points and fixes around (say) rails 2.1 and rspec 1.1.4.

Some of my RubyFringe notes seem quaintly remote (we got a preview of the upcoming git feature of creating gists), but much of it is about underlying ways of thinking and still worth pondering. Luke Francl’s remarks on testing being over-rated (not in any way bad, but the most complete set of tests imaginable doesn’t prove that your app doesn’t suck in the way that sitting and watching a user interacting with it might) remain topical and contested to this day.

There will be new content going forward.