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6 March

Come on in, the Watir’s fine!

This has been an interesting week for me. I am immersing myself in Watir (Web Applications Testing in Ruby), an open-source library for automating web browsers that works with Ruby, an open-source, object-oriented programming language I’m starting to really like it!

This is a great boon to those of us who have to write automation quickly that need to also be maintainable and not cost an arm and a leg to buy tools for. While some tools do exist, they tend to be expensive or brittle – or both.

The one thing I really am discovering is that there is a mixed bag of documentation and a lot of room for better documentation and training materials. Maybe it’s a place I can turn my writing skills.