Upgrading Popcorn.js Test Runners

Late last week I began working on something that we'd needed on Popcorn since even before I started at CDOT last May. For the longest time, when testing for a release, we would have to manually click through all of the plug-in, player, parser and module unit tests. This is…

Hot Hacks Weekend

I had the honour of participating in a great event last weekend. As part of the Hot Docs film festival taking place this week in Toronto, The Mozilla Foundation hosted something called Hot Hacks. The purpose of Hot Hacks was to pair up the best documentary film makers up with…

Automating UI Testing for Butter.js

For the past 3 weeks I have been working on designing an automated user interface testing system for Butter.js. In this post, adapted from a recent email I sent, I will describe all the components of the system and how one can go forwards with creating tests. The system…