Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Friday, 15 July 2016
Our system gets translated into other languages. That means someone has to send the words off to the translators. That's me. Actually, it's the tech writer, but I give them to him.
But today's challenge is, a tester wants to test the translation. But we don't have the words back yet.
So I thought we could make some fake translations, half install them, run a compile, pull out the language files, and then undo all our changes. Then send those files to the tester. Will she work out how to install them, do you think?
Turns out yes, she did. Our tester has a Masters degree.
Were you keeping notes on all those procedures, Barbie? We'll probably have to do this again one day. That's right, keep those devices charged.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
So, we've stopped the error message. Problem solved? Nope, we need to work out what that missing code was supposed to do . Or rather, what the original code would have done if we had originally wanted to do the thing we now want to do. Yeah.
What should it do? Clue's in the name. It's named along the lines of "verb - noun", so I guess we just have to verb the noun.
Then it will be lunch time. Didn't you bring lunch? I did. But I do like to treat myself to a bought one sometimes. We rather like spicy Asian food around here. And cake.
Barbie, we are NOT having macarons for lunch. Oh, you were thinking of afternoon treats? Well, that's perfectly sensible.
Trying the first one … there we go, I've just added an empty thing that doesn't do anything. It means it won't find a gap. Can you test it for me, Barbie?
Yes, testing is your job! We test stuff about every five minutes.
Yes I have a lot of pens. I use them to mark up printouts. The different colours help me think. That one's a stylus too.