Author Archives: Sampo J.

The Gimp is dead, long live the Gimp!

I have been an avid user of the Gimp for well over a decade now. I started using it in the mid 90’s around version 0.60.  I was promoting it to my friends as a great image manipulation tool, and … Continue reading

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Switching to Linux Mint

This is a description of my migration from Ubuntu to Linux Mint 14.  As this was my work laptop, there are some additional requirements that need to be met by the system.  In particular, I review: Configurability and ease of … Continue reading

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No-nonsense ASCII chart

There are a lot of ASCII charts floating around the Internet.  However all of them seem to have a few fundamental problems:  They include the whole ASCII set in the chart and cram too much information of each char, making … Continue reading

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Android Torture

Okay, this is my first rant post.  It’s 5:30 in the morning and I’m writing a blog post thanks to my new-and-shiny Samsung Galaxy S3. I was recently force-upgraded from my Nokia E7 because its USB-adapter broke off – again.  … Continue reading

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Documenting Cucumber steps

One of the great things in Cucumber testing is that as you go along, you start to accumulate ready step definitions, which makes writing new tests even faster.  Several times I’ve actually been surprised that a definition for a step … Continue reading

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Dump World on failure

One of the most important aspects of test reports is that when something fails, you can easily debug what went wrong.  Splitting tests into logical, small tests that exercise a single functionality in the system goes a long way toward … Continue reading

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API testing with Cucumber

In our project we have a REST API using JSON that is used both internally by our mobile clients and offered externally to third parties.  Since we were consolidating all functional testing to Cucumber, it was natural to experiment what … Continue reading

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