Chandler Moisen

Today I Learned

I set aside 30 minutes at the end of each work day to reflect on something that I learned or found interesting during the day. I am making an attempt to write these down.


Neumorphism

May 21, 2020

Today I learned what neumorphism is.Well, rather, I finally learned what this design trend I have been seeing for months on my Muzli feed is…

TIL: Mock Low, Assert High

May 20, 2020

Today I learned the concept of mocking low and asserting high.When it comes to testing software you are often weighing test-fidelity against…

TIL: Another Styled Component Pattern

May 19, 2020

Today I learned yet another styled-components pattern.styled-components is an approach to writing CSS within JavaScript. It uses tagged…

TIL: Testing Goals

May 14, 2020

Today I learned a simple yet thought-provoking question to ask when determining your testing strategy: “what errors are we hoping to catch…

TIL: TestCafe Request Hooks

May 13, 2020

Today I learned about intercepting HTTP requests using TestCafe request hooks.I have recently incorporated writing automated end-to-end…

TIL: Mirage.js

May 12, 2020

Today I learned about Mirage.js while building tooling to support acceptance tests for a new client-side application.Getting the acceptance…

TIL: Tesler's Law

May 11, 2020

Today I learned Tesler’s Law, otherwise known as the law of conservation of complexity.The law argues that the total complexity in any…

TIL: Three Great Virtues of a Programmer

May 08, 2020

Today I learned that, according to Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, there are three great virtues of a programmer…

TIL: Challenges Sharing a Project

May 07, 2020

Today I learned about challenges sharing a project across teams as a tech lead.A month ago, my team and another team kicked off a shared…

TIL: Call it 'Product Debt'

May 06, 2020

Today I learned that we should call “technical debt” by another name: “product debt”.While reading about shifting the framing of success as…

TIL: Questions For Postmortems

May 05, 2020

Today I learned more questions to ask during a postmortem.This afternoon I sat in on a postmortem for a production issue. This was my first…

TIL: Publish More Incident Reports

May 04, 2020

Today I learned that developers should publish more incident reports.I say this after reading Forbes Lindesay’s post mortem report on how a…

TIL: HTTP Archive File

May 01, 2020

Today I learned about HTTP Archive (HAR) files.While attempting to replicate a bug, I asked the reporter to share her testing credentials so…

TIL: The Swiss Cheese Model

April 30, 2020

Today I learned about the Swiss cheese model of accident causation.The idea is that you can analyze threats to a system by breaking the…

TIL: Export Named Components

April 29, 2020

Today I learned that you should export named components as opposed to anonymous functions.Came across the following tweet in my company’s…