Why this Test-Driven Development Workshop?

The JSCodeRetreat is always a lot of fun, a day free of stress, just practicing and honing our craft. But sometimes people come up to us and ask if we could do an introduction to TDD before, so it is easier to understand what the red-green-refactor cycle means or how baby-steps shall be understood. […]

Auf Wiedersehen uxebu, grazie!

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

I like this quote, I always did (and the movie too!). It involves uncertainty and food, both common threads of my life.
This time I probably chose the best chocolate I could imagine (which in real life would […]

By |November 10, 2014|uxebu|7

Global day of CodeRetreat, a worldwide day of TDD

Yes, the CodeRetreat goes global again! On the 15th of November hundreds of cities will be rocking the coding scene, joining the CodeRetreat from all over the world… which is absolutely amazing! And, of course, such an event couldn’t come without Munich, AKA Europe’s main tech hub, taking part to it ;)
Check the official […]

By |October 22, 2014|uxebu|1

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 […]

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, […]

New Endeavours

In May 2008, Wolfram, Tobias and I have met for the first time to organize the first of many dojo.beer() events in Europe. This was the beginning of 6 wonderful years, where I was fortunate to being able to learn something new each and every day. uxebu allowed me to be part of a […]

By |August 7, 2014|uxebu|0

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 […]

Tests are for lazy people

If we don’t test our code, how will we ever write self-learning algorithms which generate code for us?

Bogus argument? Valid?

By |March 26, 2014|uxebu|2

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 […]

We Lean

 
“We have a really good idea about developing a new web product.”
Usually, this is what we actually think, but in the sentence there is a huge mistake: “a really good idea”. No. It’s not necessarily a good idea! I read countless forums, articles, stories about failure in startups. Too many! But the most of […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]