Sunday, July 24, 2005

Is This Thing On?

Hello, all! I just wanted to touch base with my loyal readers to let you know that I have not, in fact, fallen off of the face of the Earth. What have I been doing, you ask? Well, for starters, enjoying summer. Rock climbing, camping, rafting, hiking, and so on. It's been great fun, and I'm hoping to do some whitewater kayaking before the summer is over.

On the computer geekery front, I've started working with WATIR for testing web applications, and absolutely love it. It's really a beautiful, simple piece of technology that Just Works. We've started using it at work, and it is sooo much better than the manual test plans we had before. I'm also keeping an eye on Selenium, which looks like it may work as well as WATIR for all browsers. How cool is that?

In other geek news, I attended the Portland Code Camp this weekend and met a lot of interesting people. The whole thing was a remarkable success, with quality content, good community turnout, and a great location. Kudos to Jason Mauer, Rich Claussen, and many others for doing the legwork to put it all together. You guys rock!

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