Save to read later - leap days and lockdowns
Neat things from around the internet. Today - leap days and lockdowns
Here are a few links from my ‘to read’ pile that I thought were interesting enough to share. Enjoy!
- February 29 was leap day! Matt Johnson-Pint maintains a list of leap day bugs. Some of them are interesting, I’m particularly concerned about the kids using GoHenry that didn’t get their pocket money.
- API contract testing is something that’s been coming up in conversation for me recently. This write up by Kristin Jacknovy sums up what it means quite nicely.
- The technical details are beyond me, but apparently, charging your Macbook Pro with one of the left hand ports uses more CPU than one of the right hand ports. Aie. (Got the link to this one off Atila, thanks Atila!)
- COVID-19 has meant a lot of people are working from home right now. This of course means a lot of ‘tips for working from home’ posts. The most useful one to me so far has been this one from the folk at Postman.
- It’s also meant a lot more people playing games on the internet. To the point where the poor folk at Catan Universe have had to shut down online play due to the sheer increase in numbers.
- Lockdown also brings complications for things like conferences. Ministry of Testing are responding by launching TestBash Home, a 24 hour test conference from the comfort of your own home. I’ll be hosting from 3:30pm NZT, so join in the fun. I want to see you there, it promises to be amazing. Register here, and check out the full schedule if you need convincing.
- If you’re Auckland based like me, Ministry of Testing Auckland are doing the 30 days of Testability challenge over May & June. I’m hoping to take part, and you should too! The best way to get in on the action is to join the MoT Auckland Slack group.
- Finally, as I was writing this, my friend Bond informed me that Valve have had a source code leak. Reading about it makes me want to play TF2 now, if I’m honest.
Thanks for reading! It’s a long weekend here in NZ, so I’ll be relaxing (at home, obviously) - hope you are too!