JS CodeRetreat before JSConf EU, Berlin

I know the JS CodeRetreat from its birth, and I’m really happy and proud to see how fast it is evolving. This time there are several news, too many not to list them in a blogpost. The Global JS CodeRetreat, that regularly takes place every 3 months, is planned for the 6th of September, […]

Integrating jasmine and mocha for TDDbin.com – two tragedies

It was up in the air for a long time and finally I got around it to start open sourcing the code behind tddbin.com. After fiddling around with the existing code base I quickly arrived to the conclusion there is some major clean up, actually simplification and modularization very necessary. So I started to […]

Test public API, not implementation details

There are good reasons why programmers perform tests themselves in contrast to letting an external testing department (QA) perform the tests. The programmer is able to discover errors in code and in general design decisions much faster and can react immediately, as one might say, the feedback loop is very short. On the other […]

By |July 14, 2014|JavaScript, TDD|0

How to remove AMD artifacts for deployment

You are working with require.js (AMD modules)? And you want to have a very simple way to build your project into one file? And later apply the minifier of your choice? Here is the easiest it gets.
But a bit of history first. David Aurelio has built undef already over a year ago, which we […]

How to use Google Spreadsheets for TDD

The idea is from 2008 by Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland and they first presented it in their talk “Manager’s Introduction to Test-Driven Development” where they are showing managers how to do TDD with Excel and VBA. Inspired by this talk see how to do it with Google Spreadsheet and JavaScript as I tweeted last night.

JS CodeRetreat: facilitator’s skills

Soooo many people are asking us which skills and abilities a facilitator should have. Here we are then, with a small list of suggestions!

 
General skills
First of all, he/she (probably “he”…) should be able to speak in public, trying to give a personal touch to every talk. He (I’ll just continue assuming that the facilitator […]

Our JS CodeRetreat: sharing knowledge from both sides

“Knowledge sharing”: even though I’m getting used to this mindset, this is something that still surprises me quite a lot. Our JS CodeRetreat was all about sharing: we shared our TDD knowledge, giving you all the chance to attend a free course for an entire day, and you shared your experience and much more during the […]

Defactoring In Action

I would just add a tiny little bit to Kent Beck’s If you can’t make it better, make it worse. (Kent Beck) and that is “in order to make it even better“.

How to host a JS CodeRetreat in your city

The aim of this blogpost is to encourage and help those of you who are willing to host a JS CodeRetreat in your city. I’m pretty sure that lots of people thought “nice idea! I’d like to take part to it…but where to start?”. It’s simple. Requires some energy and effort to organise it but, […]

67 Days Left – JS CodeRetreat #2

Number 2 is on it’s way – JS CodeRetreat #2! After the success of the first JavaScript CodeRetreat in February the second one must not be too far out. And it isn’t. Sixty seven days from today. Want it near you? You want a JS CodeRetreat to take place in your city? Make it happen!

JS CodeRetreat: our successful event!

Shortcut Event PICS Tweets Blog posts TDD Quotes Here we are, our event recently ended, and I’m here to draw some conclusions. I have to say, we are extremely pleased with the result! It took a considerable time to organise everything, but it was totally worth it! We obviously had sponsors: thanks to Mayflower for […]

Working at Uxebu

Hello!! Myself Gaganjot, am a student of Informatics in TU Munich. I joined Uxebu as a software developer (working student), having motivation and enthusiasm to work in Web Development. While in Uxebu When I started I was a novice to NodeJS, which was at the core of Uxebu. But having the confidence to learn it […]

Five steps to a meaningful function name

You all know There are only two hard things in computer science cache invalidation and naming things. – Phil Karlton I found the holy grail! The first one mainly bothers me when using my browser. The second one keeps me awake at night. For about a year I am now practicing a technique which has […]

By |January 29, 2014|JavaScript, tdd|0

My First Softwerkskammer Meetups

More or less regularly I have been going to various kinds of meetups over the last years. From tech to biz. I enjoy the tech ones most, I guess. The learnings there are right away “actionable” as the lean dude would say. And somehow (way too late) I finally found the software craftsmanship meetup Softwerkskammer […]

Part 2. How to organize an event: our JS CodeRetreat

I love to organize events! I organized pretty big parties before coming here, and I loved to plan graduation parties for my friends (in the North-East of Italy graduation parties are held in a very folkloric way, not common at all… I’ve never seen anything like those parties and behaviors in the rest of the […]