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The modular approach to testing

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:38:09 +0000

I’m writing this blog post to explain why I no longer consider assertion testing through projects like should, expect or chai ideal. For the uninitiated, these modules allow you to write assertions in a very clear english-like way: // my … Continue reading

OSX 10.9 Developer Preview Notes

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:01:09 +0000

I recently upgraded to OSX 10.9 Developer Preview announced at the WWDC 2013. I highly recommend trying it out if you’re enrolled in the Mac Developer program and want to benefit from lots of substantial speed, security and reliability gains. … Continue reading

Chrome’s new URL Suggestions Bar

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:32:38 +0000

The Chrome Dev Channel has recently introduced a revamped home screen that features a search box alongside the top sites. In addition, I noticed that the suggestions offered as you type now became part of the body of the page. … Continue reading

Getting rid of stale transactional email

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:17:55 +0000

Email you receive on a daily basis falls into two primary categories: A. Mail written by someone on a Mail User Agent (MUA), like iOS Mail or Gmail. B. Mail written by a computer program, normally transactional email. Almost every … Continue reading

Understanding the iOS6 AJAX bugs

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:22:19 +0000

tl;DR: only 2/3 bugs have an impact, one has a trivial workaround (jQuery snippet included below), the other one is UX related. Socket.IO needs no updates. In the past 48 hours a lot has been written about the introduction of … Continue reading

A common MongoDB replSet config error

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:57:47 +0000

If MongoDB rs.status() displays the following error: > rs.status() { "startupStatus" : 4, "errmsg" : "all members and seeds must be reachable to initiate set", "ok" : 0 } The first course of action is to look at the MongoDB … Continue reading

The Realtime Engine

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 06:09:30 +0000

On Monday I had the pleasure of speaking once again at NodeConf in Portland. On this glorious second edition, several talks were dedicated to the topic of realtime, covering angles such as its inception and future, scalability, backend messaging and … Continue reading

Richard Stallman has his bag stolen in Argentina

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 17:26:09 +0000

As a conference curator and fellow argentinian, and due to the lack of any reports in English, I thought I’d share a brief summary of a very unfortunate occurrence: Richard Stallman, father of the FSF, had his bag containing his … Continue reading


Sun, 01 Apr 2012 20:50:37 +0000

At LearnBoost, I wrote a project that sits on the intersection between two of my passions: code and education. The basic premise is that with one command you can stream your terminal to the world, and record it as a … Continue reading

A better console.log

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:56:53 +0000

I just created a module named console-trace that does one very simple yet very useful thing: prepend the line number and filename to console calls. To leverage it you just need to require('console-trace') and prepend a flag: console.trace.error('Test'); console.t.log('Test'); // … Continue reading