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Designing a harness for readable, thorough Android tests

September 14, 2022 , , , , ,

At Wealthfront, we are committed to automation – both in the products we build, and in how we ensure quality. In this post we’ll explore how our automated test harness enables Android developers to quickly build tests for almost any scenario. Part 1: Writing “fluent” Espresso test code Since they are designed to operate in… Read more

Evolving Wealthfront’s Web tech stack

September 02, 2022 , , ,

Over the past year, we’ve adopted more frameworks and libraries to deliver a better user experience. Our core web application is driven by a tried-and-true Ruby on Rails server that serves React apps. This serves us well, but we wanted to build richer and more performant experiences for prospective clients interested in our products. Specifically,… Read more

How Bandit Testing Improves A/B Tests at Wealthfront

What is bandit testing? You’ve probably heard of A/B testing, but you may not be familiar with its alternative — bandit testing. As a reminder, an A/B test consists of one or more variants and a “control”. The control should replicate the existing experience, if applicable. Each variant will result in a different experience for… Read more

Building Wealthfront’s multi-platform design system

May 10, 2022 , , ,

Over the past two years at Wealthfront we’ve been building a design system from the ground up across all our frontend platforms: Android, iOS, and web. If you’re a Wealthfront client you may have noticed sweeping, iterative visual changes across our apps as we introduced new components and migrated features to adopt these components. At… Read more

Retrying e2e test suites with Jest

April 21, 2022 , ,

At Wealthfront, we pride ourselves on reliable test coverage across our codebases. However, like many engineering teams, we haven’t been able to completely eliminate flakiness from our end to end (e2e) test suites. While migrating to puppeteer certainly helped, it didn’t eliminate the problem entirely. We’ll get into what causes these flakes below, but suffice… Read more

Automating Data Quality Checks on External Data

Written by Emily Shiue and Melissa Chen The code was simple: query the third party API, if the “ModifiedAt” date returned was more recent than ours, send a notification to our clients. We had all the unit tests, integration tests, and monitoring in place. It had been running smoothly in production for months. So how… Read more