As I prepare for my “End-to-End Unit Testing for Web Developers” presentation at 2013 Chicago Code Camp, I thought it would be a cool idea to try something new. That something is AngularJS – and since I’m only a few days into this experience, I thought I’d write down some initial thoughts.
Today I pushed my new website theme live! There’s a lot of exciting things to mention about my new theme, so let’s take a dive into what has changed.
Building Unit Tests for Sencha Apps from Sencha on Vimeo. Slides Give Feedback! If you’re interested in building unit tests for web applications, check out my recent webinar for Sencha. The presentation is specifically targeted at Sencha applications, but the concepts are identical for testing any generic web application. If you take the time to…
This year marks 5 years (minus one I forgot) that I’ve posted my New Year’s resolutions online. Overall I think this strategy helps to keep me accountable… and generally speaking, I think I’m getting better at hitting these goals.
Recently I was asked by a client to if using console.log() would be appropriate in enterprise web applications.
Not everyone agrees with me, but my opinion is simple: Production applications should rarely, if ever, use the console API. I don’t think these statements should ever be checked into version control – they clutter your code, and ultimately make debugging more difficult (because you have to ignore console messages unrelated to a given problem).
Additionally, I have seen errors reported in Internet Explorer by the console object – runtime errors that are in effect bugs in your code.
We went on to discuss the console API and how it offers more than just the standard console.log() method. That got me thinking… even though the major browsers seem to support a consistent console API, are there any actual differences in the implementations?
Minneapolis, Boston, San Francisco, Cleveland. What do these four cities have in common?
The airports at these cities all have free WIFI in the terminals. Notice that Chicago is not on the list.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve done a lot of work on LintRoller.
Yesterday I released my first Node.js module, LintRoller.
LintRoller can be easily incorporated into any project to validate your syntax during a Git commit operation. I’ve written before about Git pre-commit hooks… so let’s show an example.