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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Linkdump for June 26th

by Rob Friesel

Advanced Unit Testing Techniques in JavaScript Decent introduction to unit testing with Sinon.js; by Guido Kessels, writing for Nettuts. Though the information Sinon.js itself is useful, the highlight of the article is really the robust definitions that Kessels provides for spies, stubs, and mocks. (tagged: Sinon.js JavaScript unit testing ) Learn Clojure in 15 minutes, […]

dream.20130624: lectures and book signings

by Rob Friesel

A crowded bookstore. There are several simultaneous talks/book-signings going on here. All around the perimeter of this (oddly shaped) bookstore, you see tables and lecterns. Piles of books. Folding chairs. People (mostly middle-aged women) sitting in the folding chairs, or else standing. You’re searching for the table that has lured you here. (And you fumble […]

dream.20130623: for a desk

by Rob Friesel

You’re moving in with a different roommate. (College roommate? Are you in college? This looks like your old college campus.) The room is in disarray, but that’s to be expected as he makes room for you. You’re moving in not because the campus housing authorities have told you to, but because… the two of you […]

“Fun JS” (and BurlingtonJS #3)

by Rob Friesel

Last night was the third BurlingtonJS meet-up, and it seems to have been another success. Attendance was good and the crowd was once again pretty engaged. Always fun, always a room full of smart people, always good discussion. This month, I had the privilege of presenting, and took a few pages from chapters Michael Fogus’s […]

Linkdump for June 18th

by Rob Friesel

Pre-generating Justified Views Ross Harmes on how the Flickr team achieved a 7× speed increase in page render times: The first time you come to any Flickr page, we store the width of your browser window in a cookie. We can then read that cookie on the server on subsequent page loads. Gotta love a […]

Linkdump for June 13th

by Rob Friesel

Simpler UI Testing with CasperJS Fairly thorough intro to functional testing with CasperJS, posted on the New Relic blog. (And/but: why someone would use XPath over CSS selectors is puzzling to me…) (tagged: testing CasperJS JavaScript ) modern.IE Testing made easier in Internet Explorer Such a great resource. (tagged: virtual machines Internet Explorer ) How […]

search term haiku: May 2013

by Rob Friesel

WebStorm and Compass drama of an octopus Andale Mono fat “Search Term Haiku” is a series wherein I examine this site’s log files and construct one or more haiku poems from search terms and phrases that led visitors to the site. Where possible, I attempt to keep the search phrases intact. However, as these are […]