19 November 2008

PHP+IIS="No input file specified"

I was having frustrating problems with PHP on an IIS site complaining that "No input file specified." The frustration came from the fact that I am facile with Apache but know next to nothing about IIS. Ultimately, I came across this link which completely solved my problem.

05 November 2008

Narrative tests? Maybe but probably not.

There is a lot of buzz (probably always has been) for moving to narrative test frameworks and away from classic Unit Test frameworks such as Python's unittest and Ruby's Test::Unit. Having never tried a narrative test framework I'm partial to the classic frameworks for both Python and Ruby if for no other reason then they function identically so the framework is the same for both languages although the grammar is different.

Here's a few blog posts against narrative test frameworks. The first two give good reasons not to prefer them.