unit and acceptance testing, automation, productivity

What I did in a week...

As promised one week ago, here's a report of what I managed to do in this unusually full of free time week.

I've caught up with Arrow and Game of Thrones. The Red Wedding was better in the book, in my opinion.

Oh! Yes... I did some coding as well :D I've completed the MVP of my iOS app, and I have a working and tweeting setup of the Twitter based Rails App.


I've built a simple app using CoreData and MagicalRecod for the data storage, focusing on a simple gesture based UX, powered by JTGestureBasedTableView, with an iOS7ish look. The idea was to roll it out on TestFlight for a week or two and then submit, but the recent cracker attack at Apple have delayed plans. I also used my two WIP pods MGCraftman and MGObjectiveUtils, but the project is simple so I didn't have the occasion to add stuff to them.


To implement my Twitter based web app I've relied on the twitter gem, which does all the dirty work for me. I'm using Haml for the templates, I love it, so minimal and clear. I'm also gonna use SASS for the styling. So far I've only been using LESS, so I decided to give it a twist.

###Good Practices

Both the projects are obviously being implemented in a as much test driven way as possible! rspec and webmock on the Ruby side, Kiwi on the Objective-C one. Neat!

Finally my simple PR on xctool has been merged, and I'm proud of it. And surprised no one thought about coloring the result output before...

That's all. I'm overall satisfied of what I managed to build. Although I could have avoided watching half a season of Arrow in two days while coding and focusing more... -.-

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