Steven R. Baker
Sorry for the mess. I'm moving things around. It'll be better soon.
Static Typing Makes (Some) Tests Unnecessary
10th June 2021
There is a common claim that by using a statically-typed language in place of a dynamically-typed language, you save the number of tests you have to write. So I wanted...
My First Programming Job
24th May 2021
In 1996, I attended a computer show called VIEX, the Vancouver Island Expo in Victoria, BC. I was 13 years old. My Dad dropped me off at the venue, had...
History of RSpec
9th May 2021
In 2001 I started teaching Test-Driven Development to teams. Back then it was still a fairly new concept. Few teams had automated tests of any kind, and fewer still had...
Managing Dotfiles with GNU Stow
13th November 2018
Managing dotfiles can be tricky when you have multiple machines. Fortunately, there’s a beautifully simple tool that makes this easy: GNU Stow. If you have dotfiles that you want to...