Skip to main content

New answers tagged

0 votes

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

At the core of your question is this: developers are not producing good results when they work on code that they did not originally write If you want to ever have a significantly sized codebase, (&...
bobobobo's user avatar
  • 587
2 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

I am also a junior developer with only 2 years of experience and my advice would be to do it, for multiple reasons. First of all, are you really going to tell your boss no? How do you think that is ...
Lorna's user avatar
  • 21
0 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

Try to find the lemonade within the citrus fruit. I had to write tests for a program producing technical documents. At first, it seemed REALLY boring -- until I tried it and failed gloriously at the ...
user7427029's user avatar
8 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

If I would think like you, my job title would be FoxPro for MS-DOS programmer. This what I have started with around 1993, which is 31 years ago. You have little experience, but you are afraid what ...
Razvan P's user avatar
  • 181
1 vote

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

I think this question needs a more nuanced answer. You have certainly gotten the two extremes: suck it up and do the work or cut and run. Company and team culture plays a big role in this as well, ...
Greg Burghardt's user avatar
7 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

Your #1 job as a software engineer is to deliver code that works. There's no better way to know if code works than having a well-designed suite of automated tests that can be run before, during, and ...
Chris Johnson's user avatar
3 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

I largely agree with all but one of the existing answers: Do what your boss has told you to do. But in addition, I would say: After a while, re-assess how good you are at it, and how much you like/...
MikeB's user avatar
  • 131
4 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

Who wants to be a "one trick pony"? The field is very, very diverse, and changes almost daily... One can pay and study nights and weekends for "bootcamp" qualifications, or one can ...
Fe2O3's user avatar
  • 219
-12 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

I am afraid if I start working on this which may take 3-6 months ... the answer couldn't be simpler, Don't do it. There's nothing more to it. It is inconceivable that, in software, you would do 6 ...
Fattie's user avatar
  • 32.6k
132 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

Before I jump in to an answer, background about me: I've been coding for 30 years, 20 professionally in startups, and have been in roles everywhere from myself as a solo engineer to the head of a big ...
josh3736's user avatar
  • 730
1 vote

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

How comfortable are you with Java backend? How is your code received? With a couple of years of experience, you should be not describing yourself as a beginner and in turn be able to mentor others. ...
Pete B.'s user avatar
  • 11.6k
62 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

With a username like "FullStack", somewhere in your career embracing testing needs to be included. It is your choice where and when - to a certain point. To be clear, backend or any-end ...
DogBoy37's user avatar
  • 3,193
5 votes

I'm a web developer but I am being asked to automate testing in Selenium

I would communicate it to your manager exactly how you did here and then do what you are asked to do. Then you should at least get some feedback, if your wishes align with the future plans of your ...
kirbby's user avatar
  • 812
1 vote

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

For each portion of the codebase, identify who is an A-level developer. Those people (or that person) will be the only ones allowed to do code reviews on that code. If you have no A-level developer ...
mdfst13's user avatar
  • 264
1 vote

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

there is a correlation between the type of code the developer is working on (own vs. others') and their level. That's because the vast majority of developer time and effort is spent on learning an ...
Steve's user avatar
  • 11.7k
4 votes

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

I'm going to suggest a few measures that you could take (or lobby for - your role in this is not really clear). This is by no means a complete list, and it also does not mean that everything has to be ...
Anonyma's user avatar
  • 424
0 votes

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

You have a few possible solutions open to you. One is to divide the code so different teams own different bits. Code ownership isn't ideal, but neither is the situation you are in. The issue here is ...
DJClayworth's user avatar
  • 86.2k
0 votes

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

First off, this is a product management issue, not an individual developer issue. If you are not the product manager, then you don't have a say in what is happening. If the company does not have a ...
David R's user avatar
  • 4,690
4 votes

How can we elevate developer performance in a shared codebase?

Are they testing the right thing and edge cases? Are they testing expecting failures? Saying: P.S. Before you suggest better testing: we do have a lot of tests, but test developers face the exact ...
DogBoy37's user avatar
  • 3,193
3 votes

am I leading a project in the right way?

In one shop I worked, a business type walked up to my scrum master, and asked "Are you done with your scrum project as of yet"? Despite being a stake holder, he had no knowledge or desire ...
Pete B.'s user avatar
  • 11.6k

Top 50 recent answers are included