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Fixie Turns 1!

Almost two years ago, I announced the start of development for a new .NET testing framework. This week, I’ve published Fixie 1.0. Looking back on that announcement, it’s refreshing to see that the original vision held true throughout the whole … Continue reading 

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Can I delete this branch?

End-of-the-year housecleaning time: Our team’s project has accumulated a few* git branches that are almost certainly stale. Some of them were last worked on by people who aren’t even on the project anymore. Still, I wanted to reassure myself before … Continue reading 

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My Angular video series – Special deal

Packt Publishing, the publisher of my video series is offering a great 5$ deal until 6th of January 2015. You can watch my video series and any other video for just 5 bucks! Go hurry… The main offer landing page … Continue reading 

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Angular JS – My Video Series is ready!

 Yes yes, I have been quiet for a long time! But I didn’t sleep… no, I was busily creating a video series about “Building an Application with Angular JS” consisting of 9 sections with in total 41 videos. This was … Continue reading 

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How transistors work: Illustrated

After fruitless searches in electronics books, electrical engineering textbooks, even physics, trying to find a way to understand transistors (not just where to put one in a circuit), I stumbled upon the answer when I wasn’t looking for it. Chemistry. … Continue reading 

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Reviewing Git feature branches when you don’t have pull requests

I’m not always using Git in an environment that supports pull requests. My preferred Git workflow, even within a team of co-workers who sit together, is to have features developed and tested within a feature branch, then reviewed and merged … Continue reading 

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Kids, electronics, play dough, summer camp!

We had too much fun and a half at the Circuits in Play Dough session at That Conference. Here are resources from the workshop.

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Caffeinated Usability

We have the neediest coffee maker. It’s great having free, freshly ground espresso at the office, but that machine is constantly yalping for one thing or another. Waiting for your espresso to brew gives you time to think about usability. … Continue reading 

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Create test data for mongoose.js backed MEAN stack applications

tl:dr: I’ve created a node library that creates test data with Mongoose.  You can check it out here: https://github.com/jcteague/mongoose-fixtures Integration Tests FTW! Because nodejs+mongodb applications are so fast to start up, most of my tests are integration tests.  I test … Continue reading 

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Your nerd is showing

My pharmacy upgraded their computer system. I can tell by the label on my most recent medicine bottle: the QR code is in a different spot, and the prescription identifier now sports a leading zero. (Only programmers think numbers can … Continue reading 

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