This is everyone’s story, right? 1.) Graduated valedictorian from an A Ranked School and being captain of the Programming Club at 17 years of age. 2.) Graduated Summa Cum Laude from MIT with a Bachelors in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics in 3 years. 3.) Became an intern at Google which converted into a full time role after a year.
I have been wanting to build an app for a while now. As a test automation engineer, I get to work with a lot of really cool tech and web apps but as a former web developer, I find myself needing to scratch the itch to build a web application, work with some of the newer JS tech and relearn some of the patterns that have become less familiar to me. To get started, we are going to take some things from the inter-webs.
With the whole host of new Angular goodness making its way to the mainstream, I asked myself whether it was worth it to learn the entire new Angular2 workflow and set of tools for my small site. For this project, the answer is no but I did go ahead and work with one new tool. Flask. I am writing this post to document my process and to help anyone else who may be trying the same.
“I am not a tester.”, “QA will figure it out.”, “Works for me. Should be good in production.”: These words are uttered in development organizations across the globe. I can’t lie. I even uttered it once during a production push as a production engineer myself. What contributes to this mentality?