Robert DeLuca Portrait

Hi, I'm Robert DeLuca!

With over 12 years of software engineering under my belt, I get a real kick out of shaping user experiences and streamlining developer workflows. You'll usually find me knee-deep in single-page applications, soaking up the challenges and fine-tuning every detail.

I'm all about web testing, too—it's like my secret sauce. Building sturdy test frameworks and ensuring apps run like a dream is my jam. Oh, and you might've heard of I had a blast there, handling customer chats and tinkering with SDKs.

Off the clock, I'm a total tech junkie. Give me an IoT device, home automation gadgets, or talk cars, and I'm in my element. Let's geek out together sometime!

When I'm not at a computer, I'm probably under a car or at the track. I'm currently competing in the SCCA Spec Miata South West Division driving a 1995 NA8 Spec Miata as #20.🏎 🏁

Feb 13

Tutorial: Visual testing for Gatsby and Netlify with Percy

As one of the most popular “static site” generators, the React-based Gatsby has been adopted by thousands of teams to create e-commerce websites, developer blogs, portfolios, and more. Gatsby is a robust framework t...

Dec 6

Announcing Percy’s GitHub Actions

We’re always looking for ways to make it easier for developers to get started with visual testing. That’s why we’re thrilled to release our new GitHub Actions on the heels of the recent general availability release. This...

Oct 25

Automatically shut off your Ender 3 after prints complete

I recently have been running longer prints that sometimes finish in the middle of the night (or day when I’m not around). Sometimes these prints would finish at 2am and I would hate for the printer to be left on until I w...

Sep 5

New Percy SDK: End-to-end visual testing with TestCafe

We’re excited to introduce our new TestCafe integration! TestCafe, the node.js end-to-end testing tool, provides a quick, free, and open-source way to test your web applications across browsers. As it’s gained popularity...

Jun 21

Your tests aren’t slow because of Karma (or the browser)

There’s been a trend I have been seeing around the front end world where folks are switching their test suites to use Jest over something like Karma and Mocha. Usually the main benefit that’s touted is speed 🏎💨 What...

May 9

Introducing PercyScript: the easiest way to get started with visual testing

Introducing PercyScript: The easiest way to get started with visual testing We believe that visual tests are the lowest-effort, highest-value tests you can write. Giving your team full confidence in the UI that your...

Dec 31

My first few days with the Ender 3

It’s been a little while since I’ve written a non-technical blog post (or even a post that’s not related to work). They’re much easier to write 😆 My amazing wife bought me a 3D printer for Christmas this year (along...

Aug 22

JSConf 2018: Testing Big in JavaScript

Oct 4

Creating an Accessible Custom Checkbox

Native HTML controls work great up until you need to apply custom styling. It’s pretty difficult to style controls like selects, checkboxes, and radio buttons. That’s why people usually end up ditching the native controls...

Sep 3

Single Page Apps routers are broken

Currently, every major Single Page App’s (SPA) router is broken the second you install it (Ember, Angular, React/Preact/Vue.js, etc). Before we go much further, I want to make sure you know I’m not hating on SPAs. The opp...

Aug 28

Using Amazon Lambda to create a contact form

While Hurricane Harvey rains down on Texas I decided this would be a prefect time to build a contact form for a static HTML page that I need. At first I looked at services like FormKeep to send emails but I felt like it w...