Iris Faraway

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  • Visual regression testing with Wraith

    Last week I talked about how we chose Wraith as our visual regression testing tool. After lots of discovery and preparation, we were now ready to get our first real tests up and running. In this post, I'll go through how...

  • Choosing a visual regression testing tool

    We've recently been working on getting visual regression testing up and running for bath.ac.uk. Back in October, Liam blogged about our earlier research into visual regression testing. But if you need a refresher... Visual regression testing in a nutshell Visual regression...

  • Making our Slackbot open source

    Back in November, I blogged about writing a Slackbot for our team to provide editorial guidance on request. We recently decided to make the bot open source. You can now see all the code on Github. A very brief introduction...

  • A day in the life of a developer

    This is the first in a 'Day in the Life' series for the different roles in the Digital team. If you've ever wondered what our team gets up to on an average day, or what it's like to work in a...

  • Adding a state machine to a Rails application

    We recently implemented a state machine in the Content Publisher. While this isn't a change many people will notice, it does lay the foundation for further improvements which we hope will benefit our users. This work also contributed to my ongoing...

  • Progressive enhancement and team memberships

    We recently shipped some changes to how we order team members in our Team Profile content type. These improvements came in several stages, each building on the last, so this seemed like a good opportunity to talk about progressive enhancement. What...

  • Making a Slackbot for editorial guidance

    In the Digital build team, we have two hours every Wednesday to work on our own personal development. I recently spent a few of these sessions making my own Slackbot. A slack-what? Slack is a messaging application designed for work teams. We've used it...