I found myself needing to run a debugger on my Jasmine specs. The really fun part is that I am running these specs through the grunt-jasmine-node plugin for grunt. This means what I really need to do is run a debugger on top of grunt, and have it hit my Jasmine specs when they get around to being executed.
If you’ve been paying attention to my blog and/or my weekly email in the last month or two, you’ve probably noticed all the hand-drawn illustrations. I can’t say I had really planned on doing this, at first, but once I started I couldn’t stop. I love drawing these little stick figures and scenes to visualize […]
Everyone talks about the toxic customers… the ones that complain all the time, take up all your resources, demand free things in exchange for not complaining, and generally make your life as a business person hell. It’s relatively easy to fire the toxic customer, I think. I’ve done it a few times as a consultant, […]
In the last year, I’ve used command line tools to run various reports for SignalLeaf. It’s worked out well, but I’ve outgrown the usefulness of these reports. It’s not that the reports themselves are no longer useful – but the format in which they are displayed, and the limited interactivity of them. I need to […]
Have you ever heard of Etsy? Or Ebay? Maybe you’ve heard of Twitter or Gawker? How about Crashlytics or Airbrake, or Raygun? Of course you have. These are well known names on the internet and in techie circles. I mean, who hasn’t heard of Twitter and Ebay, even outside of the techie circles? Maybe people […]
In a previous post, I showed how to run browserified unit tests in a headless browser using PhantomJS and grunt-contrib-jasmine. Shortly after posting that, I found myself needing to run a debugger on my tests (because console.log debugging is not sufficient). What to do? How do I get a debugger attached to my grunt-contrib-jasmine specs? […]
Nicole Sullivan asked a question on twitter: Is there something like rails c or irb in node? — Nicole Sullivan (@stubbornella) July 3, 2014 I was immediately intrigued by the possibility of having an equivalent of a “rails c” for my NodeJS apps, so I started digging in. Rails C? IRB? What? In case you’re […]