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Patterns of Understanding

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 3:41 pm

I wrote a little while ago about the advisability of teaching software patterns to beginning developers as well as experienced ones. But it occurs to me there’s reason for doing it that I may not have covered completely. I’m going to take as my starting point Donald Knuth’s idea that the main task in software […]

What I Did To The Jasmine Phantom

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 12:14 pm

Being a continuation of the saga began in Jasmine And The Headless Webkit. OK, after the last installment I had a working in-browser test runner (standalone Jasmine) and a working command-line test runner (phantom-jasmine). But they were different files, meaning if anything significant changed, I was going to have to duplicate the changes in two […]

The story of Jasmine and the Headless Webkit

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 3:10 pm

No, I’m not hitting Halloween early. There’s nothing about pumpkins involved here. I’m talking about testing your javascript. I’m talking sane development practice, not ghost stories. I’d been using jsTestDriver for a while, but got tired of the way it would take off and go navel-gazing without warning, so I looked for something else and […]

Getting Rails 3.0.3/Nginx/Passenger Up On Dreamhost VPS

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 3:12 pm

(Edited 2001/10/24 to add apache notes at end.) Rails isn’t always an easy proposition on Dreamhost, and this was no exception. BTW, this is *not* the rvm version. I wanted to get the Dreamhost default setup working before I started playing with rvm. I’ll probably post an rvm-related set of instructions later. In this case, […]

Generational Change

Filed under: Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 11:31 am

Come gather ’round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. It always happens. […]

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