It’s been an interesting few months since I last wrote anything here. Apart from a fairly hectic project in work, my wife is re-training as a software developer and so I’ve been able to find out many ways in which I am deficient as a teacher. The teachers on her course have done a good job in bringing her to the position where she can quite happily code away on server-side code or Android applications, and it’s only when I try to answer one of her questions that I realise how hard it is to teach someone who has some knowledge and not much experience, relatively.
So, I’ve decided to write a series of posts that cover some basic topics but which – crucially – I never see being used out in industry. This is as much a way for me to learn how to talk at the correct level as it is to pass on technical information – hopefully, both parts will be successful. And so to business, with part 1 – A good, lazy way to write tests.