Happy new year! It seems like good time for a Quality Coding retrospective. I also want to share some goals for 2018.
…Did someone say, “Are you writing a book?”
In 2017, Quality Coding crossed over 2,000 subscribers! (Are you one of them? All subscribers get my test-focused code snippets.)
…Crossing the 2,000 threshold also means I graduated out of MailChimp’s free program. This means I’m incurring regular costs to send out email updates. So, I’m looking for advertisers to help support this site. If you have something to advertise, I’m running a New Year’s sale: 40% off through February!Learn More about Advertising
I invested in various improvements for this site:
The site feels snappier to me. Does it feel faster to you? I’m continuing to experiment to see what investments make a difference.
Besides these speed improvements, I also invested in a new comment system. You can now up-vote comments! By default, up-voted comments will appear first. …So give a thumbs-up to the comments you find helpful.
2017 brought some new things to my TDD workshop:
I’m eager to bring this workshop to your iOS team. To that end, I’m running a New Year’s promotional sale here, too: 40% off bookings made through February! That is, you can schedule a workshop any time during 2018 …as long as we make the arrangements soon.Learn More about Workshop
Over the years, folks have asked if I would write a book. In my 2017 Reader Survey, I learned that many of you were interested. …But what should it focus on?
That’s why I recently ran another survey to learn about your greatest pain points when it comes to iOS testing. Thank you to everyone who participated! I spent time during my Christmas break reading, analyzing, and categorizing your responses.
Because I want to make sure I write something that will help you in your testing struggles.
Writing a book is a daunting idea. But I want to give it a go. Here’s to 2018!
I first experienced the joy of programming in junior high. But on the job, some of that joy was sucked away by seeing code my teammates were afraid to touch. Poor code led to fear, and fear led to our entire team being let go. I began searching for ways to improve code. I stumbled upon the first wiki, which was about Design Patterns, Extreme Programming, and Test Driven Development (TDD). I rediscovered joy on the job. I've now been doing TDD in Apple environments for 17 years. I'm committed to software crafting as a discipline, with the hope of raising you, my fellow programmers, to greater effectiveness and joy.
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