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JS CodeRetreat #3 Highlights

First and foremost I would love to thank all the attendees that made the #jscr #4 such a cool event, which obviously made it worth spending another Saturday on working on our coding skills. And of course I would love to thank Martin Ruprecht who facilitated the event with me and Irene who has […]

SoCraTes 2014

It’s already two days ago, that SoCraTes is over and there is still this cosy feeling that it left. It was one of those memorable conferences that you know you wanna return to. Oh, an un-conference it was! And that’s the point, it was not the “one (wo)man standing and telling you the truth” conference. […]

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 […]

JavaScript CodeRetreat #2. So awesome!

Thank you :’)
Here we are again, the JavaScript CodeRetreat #2 just ended, and was awesome!

This time 4 cities joined: Munich, Cologne, Barcelona and Oxford! How cool is this? We’re getting bigger and bigger, that’s amazing :)

First of all, I really want to thank our Munich sponsors: uxebu GmbH (breakfast and organisation), MayFlower (drinks), TNG […]

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!

What does TDD have to do with Star Trek?

“We always knew that we were spied on.” Yawn. If someone wants to achieve a goal there are ways. (Bad) dreams became reality. In the Star Trek movies we get to see what people imagine. In order to achieve it you have to try. Still a dream. So how do we get to tell our […]

By |February 19, 2014|tdd|0

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

Part 4. GADGETS

We’re making good progress in the organization of our event: according to our official website and to the Facebook event we should already have 35 participants. Right now, our main issue is related to the gadgets: which ones should we choose? And, most importantly, how many?