22nd February 2019

I had a pretty good day at work today. We’ve started to use TDD for a new project, and I’m really enjoying it. Testing was never something I really liked to be honest, but I’ve got into a good flow with it. And I can already see the code quality benefits, and it’s pretty motivating to slowly see the number of tests increase.

While in my lunch break, I took the remaining screenshots needed for my Nintendo Switch/Pokémon review, and then published it! It’s one of my longest pieces of writing, and I’m pretty pleased with it. I certainly spent a lot of time on it.

I also ended up emailing Apple about the affiliate program. As back last year, they announced that the app affiliate program was ending, and I had a question about how they would handle the minimum threshold for releasing payments.

The issue stems from the way earnings are paid. They’re all into the currencies they were earned in, and the amount had to be over a certain threshold (£20 for me) to be paid. But I argued that since the thresholds would never be met, some earnings would be stuck. They reassured me that the threshold would be removed, and payments would be made in mid-December. I’ve had around 5 currencies paid out to me that were below the threshold, so I can tell something is happening. But I’ve still got money left, and I’ve heard that a lot of other people are having the same issue. So I’ve got in contact with them again, to see if they can finally clear it up.