Capybara is nothing entirely new and acceptance testing certainly isn’t, but there are still a lot of web developers out there that haven’t given it a go yet and they really are missing a trick. I just want to run through the main advantages with some pointers where to get started.
As web developers we really have to keep on our toes. The pace of change on the web is ever quickening and we must embrace new technologies, frameworks and ideas nearly every day.
Whilst it’s what makes the job very challenging it’s also, at least for me, what keeps it really interesting.
Now that our new site is live, I can finally talk about development decisions we made.
The site last had a makeover in mid-2008 so what we can do has moved on quite considerably, and we’ve tried to take advantage of that where possible.
As of today, we’re pleased to be able to call ourselves a Heroku development partner!.
Heroku is fast becoming our deployment platform of choice for our applications and this partnership means we can get early access to the new features that are coming to the platform on an almost daily basis as well as increased support from Heroku themselves.
Recently we launched a new website for the Association of Council Secretaries and Solicitors (ACSeS). ACSeS plays a leading role in developing governance arrangements in local government and works closely with other associations, Government Departments and agencies.
We’ve been using Ruby on Rails to build websites and web applications for a few years now. We might even consider ourselves one of the leading UK Ruby on Rails specialists.
We thought it was about time we wrote about reasons we use it and why it’s great for our clients.