Sam's notebook

Integration (and no unit) tests April 17th, 2014, 7AM


I’ve been writing lots of integration tests lately, for a system that has zero unit tests. Does this make me a bad programmer? Probably. But it’s so easy! This is in Kohana, using ORM, and so the model basically is the database (which idea I rather like), and mocking it or splitting it out to […]

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Entity Relationship Diagrams for WebDB August 21st, 2013, 3PM


I have added a ERD module to WebDB, for producing simple little relationship diagrams like the one above. As with WebDB generally, it’s not about displaying the actual database schema but rather just a simple way to display the semantics of the schema (often, to users who don’t want to see even a single underscore!). […]

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