I recently published an article on the WordPress.com Developer’s Blog about how we run automated canary tests on pull requests to give us confidence to release frequent changes without breaking things. Feel free to check it out.
Automattic uses interesting and fun names for different roles (QA being excellence wrangler). Are there Business Analyst roles in Automattic? If so, what is it called?
At Automattic we differentiate between a Job Title and a Role. My (current) job title is indeed Excellence Wrangler and my role is Code Wrangling. Anyone is free to change their job title to anything they like at any time so we have some fun ones, whereas the roles are pretty static.
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’.