You Have To Pay For It: The Importance of Vendor Relationships in APIs

For more than five years now, thousands of developers, and probably millions of users, have relied upon a free Google Text-To-Speech (TTS) service. This service has popped up in all kinds of places, from experimental demo apps to production telephone systems. However, Google has recently started requiring a human intervention (specifically, a CAPTCHA) before it […]

Tests and Mocks in RSpec

Tests and Mocks A developer approaching TDD and BDD often feels flooded by new concepts and terminology that pop up in tutorials and blog posts. One such item is certainly mocking, referring to a specific class of testing framework functionality that allows for replacement of real objects with “stunt doubles”, composed of limited functionality and […]