Jay Fields Thoughts

Making Remote Work


almost 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Over 18 months ago I wrote Year Five, an experience report I never imagined I would write. I closed the blog entry by saying I look forward to writing about...

Working Effectively with Unit Tests Official Launch


almost 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Today marks the official release release of Working Effectively with Unit Tests. The book is available in various formats:DRM free pdf, epub, & mobi...

The Case for Buying Technical Books


~3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
In the past few months I've seen more than a few articles encouraging programmers to write books. Each article provides at least a bit of good advice, and...

Solitary Unit Test


over 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Originally found in Working Effectively with Unit TestsIt’s common to unit test at the class level. The Foo class will have an associated FooTestsclass...

Working Effectively with Unit Tests Rough Draft Complete


over 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
I finally put the finishing touches on the rough draft of Working Effectively with Unit Tests. It's been an interesting journey thus far, and I'm hoping...

Working Effectively with Unit Tests


over 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Unit Testing has moved from fringe to mainstream, which is a great thing. Unfortunately, as a side effect developers are creating mountains of unmaintainable...

Weighing in on Long Live Testing


over 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
DHH recently wrote a provocative piece that gave some views into how he does and doesn't test these days. While I don't think I agree with him completely...

REPL Driven Development


over 3 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
When I describe my current workflow I use the TLA RDD, which is short for REPL Driven Development. I've been using REPL Driven Development for all of my...

Coding: Increase Your Reading and Writing Speed


over 4 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
A teammate of mine recently expressed a desire for a shortcut for something we type often. I started looking into our shortcut options and came to a common...

Clojure: Combining Calls To Doseq And Let


over 4 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
I've you've ever looked at the docs for clojure's for macro, then you probably know about the :let, :when, and :while modifiers. What you may not know is...