Testing Without Excuses

Posted on Sun 29 August 2021 in testing • Tagged with linux, cli

Every app has that last inch (or mile) of code that's not covered by tests. Usually it's an interactive cycle of compile-run-inspect on the command line like

You Test

 curl -X POST https://reqbin.com/echo/post/json

👀 You Expect:

{"success":"true"}

Despite having 3-4 testing frameworks for unit tests, e2e, regression etc-- there's always a gap where you find yourself re-playing commands in the terminal to test.

A common case is 🔥firefighting where ad-hoc tests are needed to validate an emergency config change or deployment.

Not only is this a waste of time, it's error prone and reduces the …

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Opsworks -- Quickly Listing Hosts on the Command Line

Posted on Tue 11 August 2015 in aws • Tagged with aws, opsworks, cli

Here's a great example of using the aws-cli to speed up your life. Uses jq and aws-cli

  # bash / zsh function
  function opsworks-hosts-prod () {
    aws opsworks describe-instances --stack-id=fffff-fffff-ffff-fff-fffffff | jq '.Instances[].PublicDns' | grep -v null | sed s/\"//g
  }
  # usage
  $ opsworks-hosts-prod
  XXXXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com
  XXXXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com
  XXXXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com
  XXXXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com
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