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  • Blog Post: Practical unit testing of graphical user interfaces

    When I last wrote about TDD and GUI I was talking quite vaguely about how TDD of GUIs can work. Since then I've thought more on the practical details and by chance the book I was reading at the time (Testdriven by Lasse Koskela) covered this topic. Inspired by that book I've done a few experiments. ...
  • Blog Post: Unit testing graphical user interfaces

    Once you start using BDD (or TDD (whenever I write BDD I could have written TDD) one common obstacle you encounter is writing tests for your GUI. Most people I know feels it is so hard that they actually don't write tests for their GUI. Instead they keep the GUI layer of the application as thin as possible...
  • Blog Post: Using CSS to fetch user browser history

    If you know what you're looking for in the user's browser history there is a pretty simple way to check if the user have visited a certain site recently or not. Basically you can create an invisible iframe with the link(s) you want to check and then use java script to query the appearance of the link...
  • Blog Post: Hiding or disabling menu items not available?

    About a month ago Joel Spolsky wrote a very short post instructing people to not hide or disable menu items that are not available. This I've been working on one of my spare time projects this summer - a project that involves a web based user interface I've given this some thought. At a first glance...
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