Andy Kelk

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As part of the DevFoundry event this week, I proposed to do some basic test automation of an app using Robot Framework, Appium and AWS Device Farm. Within the team we use Robot Framework as a keyword-driven tool for functional … Continue reading

This is a paraphrasing of a lightning talk I gave at our internal DevOps conference on Blameless Postmortems. Due to the nature of the format, it’s necessarily just a brief introduction to the topic. Let’s talk about failure. It’s not … Continue reading

This post is a paraphrasing of a talk I gave at the Sydney PHP group. First up, let’s talk about architectures that rely on services. Whether you call them SOA or you’ve jumped feet first into Microservices, there’s common challenges … Continue reading

We’ve recently finished the inaugural DevFoundry event with the technology teams at News Corp Australia. While we do many product-focused NewsFoundry events which result in new products, we also wanted to throw the challenge to our tech staff to see … Continue reading

I was involved in a Twitter conversation recently about the value of testers in a software delivery team and the kinds of skills we expect of testers. It got me thinking about how I learned to appreciate and value skills … Continue reading

Today we released a tool that we’ve been working on as open source software. The tool is called Cassius and it’s a Clojure wrapper around Cassandra data; go over and have a look at it because it’s really cool. However, … Continue reading

About a month ago I got myself a new toy – one of the new generation of Google Nexus 7 tablets made by Asus. Since I’ve been using it for a while I thought I’d write up a few thoughts … Continue reading

I’ve written before about using CasperJS for doing headless testing but it’s also very useful as a web scraper. Before we start, a couple of caveats – firstly, be sure that you have permission to scrape and use the content … Continue reading

(Apologies. This is going to be a bit of a rant and won’t mean much to anyone outside of Malaysia, but I need to get it off my chest). I’ve now been in Malaysia for three years. I’ve been a … Continue reading