It’s been a while since I wrote something on this blog as you could say my life has been a bit complicated.
This are my slides during my presentation on distributed testing at the ANZTB Test 2017 Conference in Wellington, New Zealand last Friday 5th May 2017.
I’ve been blogging on WordPress.com for over nine years and I’m very happy with my decision to become both a WordPress.com user back then, and a WordPress.com (Automattic) employee in 2015.
Feature toggles aren’t just for production code. Feature toggles are also a powerful technique to change the behaviour of your automated end-to-end tests without changing code.
When I talk to people about my job at Automattic, most of them can’t really comprehend how it can possibly work since it’s so different to what they see as a ‘normal job’.
One of the many, many things I love about working at Automattic is the being part of a company that sees huge value in everyone spending time doing customer support, and acts on it:
“When you join full-time, you’ll do customer support for WordPress.com for your first three weeks and spend a week in support annually, for evermore, regardless of your position. We believe an early and ongoing connection with the people who use our products is irreplaceable.”
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Every single bit of that statement is true: I did three full weeks when I joined last September, and I’ve already done an additional week this year.
If you would like to read more about our e2e tests for WordPress.com you can do so over on the Automattic Engineering blog where I have recently published an article for the WordPress developer community.