On Schedule Frontend Development

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My dream project makes me happy because we’re solving an important problem for our customers. To stay best in class we heavily rely on tooling. Automation lets us focus our brainpower on hard challenges. We reliably ship improvements and features, as multiple automatic safety nets catch problems in the product before a human touches the new version. The stakeholders are happy, as our progress is steady and predictable. Am I wearing pink glasses? Maybe. Let’s take a look at some tools to help us close the gap between the dream and reality.

Standardizing HTTP API testing

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This blog post is actually a draft for a standard operating procedure for my software development and consulting business. I’ve come across the task of writing tests for HTTP APIs for three or four times in the last couple of months. I’ve tried multiple ways of writing automated tests and this is the method I’ve converged on. TypeScript, Jest, and supertest appear to work well together and are sufficient to implement concise tests.