Posts by Hugo Baraúna

Plataformatec at Erlang Factory San Francisco 2015

Two weeks ago José Valim and I went to Erlang Factory San Francisco and we had a great time. Erlang Factory San Francisco is one of the biggest events in the Erlang community. One of the things that got me most excited about it was how many people were excited and talking about Elixir throughout … »

Introducing Elixir Radar: the weekly email newsletter about Elixir

Tl;DR: We’re launching a weekly email newsletter about Elixir. It’s called Elixir Radar. We would like to invite you to subscribe to it. A little bit of Elixir’s history You may know José Valim. You may know Elixir. You may know Plataformatec. But you may not know the story of how Elixir was created and … »

Estamos contratando gerentes de projetos

Você tem perfil para lidar com pessoas e gosta de ágil? Gosta de metodologia ágeis como Scrum, Kanban e Lean? Temos uma oportunidade para você. Veja abaixo como é ser um gerente de projetos na Plataformatec, e também como é a cultura da nossa empresa. Sobre a Plataformatec A Plataformatec é uma empresa de consultoria … »

The Symptoms of Low Internal Software Quality

This post is part of a collection of posts we’re publishing on the subjects of low internal software quality, refactoring and rewrite. Not only physical matter deteriorates, software does too It’s known that physical matter deteriorates. People accept that and have always dealt with it. What people don’t accept so easily is that software “deteriorates” … »

Improve your test readability using the xUnit structure

TL;DR: test quality is not just about verifying correctly whether your code works, it’s also about making your test easy to read and understand. You can do that by structuring your test using the four-phases xUnit standard. The 4 phases of a test: setup, exercise, verify and teardown People don’t write tests to be read, … »

Improving your tests with Capybara custom selectors

Here at PlataformaTec we like to use Capybara for acceptance tests. Recently we have discovered the custom selectors feature in Capybara and we would like to share with you how that feature helped us to improve our tests. Sometimes we need to implement features that involves showing some ordered items to the user, like a … »