Critique of Myself
I think I found some things out watching the video:
- I should take Johnathon Bailey's advice and do like he does when giving a presentation. He's rocked, mine was barely passable.
- I need to lose weight, so that I don't have to pause to breath every other two words or so.
- You don't need to look at the projected screen, when what is on the screen is right in front of you. I kicked myself as I was doing it, "Why are you looking at the screen self? It is right in front of you!" However, it probably isn't something I can fix.
It is funny, I don't remember taking as many pauses, I remember a few because I had to double check my notes on where I was at and what I needed to cover, but damn, the monotony makes me bored just listening to myself. There were a couple of times when I said a sentence without pausing, but probably only once or twice.
I had a similar problem the first couple of times I was on the WordPress Weekly Podcast. I couldn't get my words out, but at least I didn't stutter and say, "Um" more than probably three or four times. I find that I'm so used to making hand movements, when I speak that I can't talk without them. I'm conducting myself speak.
Answering John P's Question
I also have problems with either... or questions, as John P found out. I can hear my co worker now:
"Exactly." I replied. "It was an either... or question, so you have to choose one or the other." said my mind bringing up a memory from several months ago.
To answer John's question:
The Automattic WordPress Tests will allow a user to download, run the tests, and see which parts of WordPress is going to break. This, I envision, will shorten support time, decrease the scope of support questions, and improve the user outlook of WordPress. Instead of asking many questions about the host, the server configurations, PHP configurations, and asking the user to try many different techniques, the first support answer will be to download the WordPress Automated Tests and run it to see what breaks in WordPress and report back.
The amount of failures will be different on most users servers, so perhaps Alex and the other contributors don't see any failures, which would be a good thing. Sending them the failure report or going to that web site which runs my tool will be able to drill down solutions and patches for fixing the problem the user is having.
This assumes that there is at least 80% code coverage with the test suites of the WordPress Library. RIght now, it would be difficult to say, "Just download this and run it," until that point in the future when above 80% code coverage has been achieved.
So yes, as a user, you will be able to in the future, download the Automattic WordPress Tests and run it to see what breaks and find out how well your host supports WordPress. The Automattic WordPress Tests also has to be easier to install and run.
What happens is that the wp-cron.php checks for wp-config.php on the base folder. So this means that there needs to be a wp-config.php in the folder that you are executing WordPress. This is the reason why the Automattic WordPress Tests requires that you create the wp-config.php in the folder that run-tests.php is in.
I do want to thank the hard work of the engineer that spent the time recording the videos over the weekend. Also, John P for posting my video.
Really, I wanted Alex Shiels to give the presentation and I hope he does at some point. My presentation was just an overview of User and Automated testing, so I hope that people either find the information they need themselves if they are interested or another presentation which drills down what is needed.