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Test Automation Tech Test

2021-02-03 Dave
I’ve been involved with interviewing candidates for tech roles for years at this point and have interviewed college graduates up to senior management, in Ireland and outside, virtually and face to face. I generally really enjoy meeting people and have refined the interview techniques I have to try and ensure candidates are as comfortable as possible but one thing I’ve spent a lot of time tweaking is gauging technical ability. I’ve delivered paper based tests, multiple choice code questions and whiteboard activities and with all of these, the common factor is just how abstract the tasks are and how unrelated they are to typical day to day activities. Continue reading

“What gets measured, gets managed.”

Authentication on Hue using SAML SSO and Azure Part 2

2021-01-26 Dave
This post is going to go over an issue that took a huge amount of debugging to understand and uncover while I was implementing SAML Authentication with HUE. After reviewing limited documentation, failed trial and error configuration attempts and ultimately an ignored StackOverflow question (Spoiler here if interested) it became evident I was going to have to figure this one out myself. To see other adventures in HUE SAML configuration, see my other post here Continue reading

Authentication on Hue using SAML SSO and Azure Part 1

2021-01-25 Dave
As I mentioned on this before, there will be some niche information on this, a lot of which will be driven by experiences I have in professional and personal projects. This is a prime example of something that I found it difficult to find resources for online and had to do a lot of trial and error myself in order to get it over the line and the goal of this is to save someone the heartache I suffered through to accomplish it. Continue reading

Entering 2021

2020-12-29 Dave
As the year comes to an end (and jesus, what a year it was), it’s time to start looking towards new year, new me, as is tradition every year. I’m always ambitious and I usually do manage to make one or two changes stick in among the 20 odd I’ll have set myself. And surely, this year will be no different. One of the changes that I want to try and make stick this year is getting some more use out of this site. Continue reading
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