A few days ago I deleted all of my Docker containers, images and data volumes on my development laptop… wiped clean off my hard drive. By accident. And yes, I panicked! But after a moment, the panic stopped; gone instantly after I realized that when it comes to Docker and containers, I’ve been doing it wrong.
Using a module that’s hosted in npm or on github is fairly easy. You can “npm install” or just update your package.json file with the github location and be done. But what about developing locally? How do you get your code from a module that you are building, into a project that needs it, without […]
I work on site for a client 2 days a week, building apps for them. Recently, my team moved in to a different building that has different policies for connectivity and allowed access on the web. Unfortunately, this new policy destroyed my ability to install anything using the “git://” protocol – which includes a lot […]
How do you get nginx to load and run when your Mac boots up, while still having it run on port 80? it’s a problem I’ve been trying to solve for near a year now. And it seemed that no amount of blog post reading or trial and error would work… but I finally found […]
Over the weekend, I attended and spoke at the Nodevember conference in Nashville, TN. At this conference, I spoke on the subject of destroying your IDE in favor of using smaller, light-weight, flexible and composable tooling like Grunt, Grunt-Contrib-Watch and others. I had a strongly positive amount of feedback from the session, which is always […]
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.
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 […]