TechPortal is closing

16 Dec 2015
Dec 16, 2015

To all TechPortal authors and readers,

It is with regret that we announce the closure of TechPortal. Our previous post was in October 2014, and this will be our last.

TechPortal began as a blog for Inviqa employees to share knowledge and ideas. We know TechPortal’s articles are valuable for developers at all skill levels, and we would like to preserve its archive for future readers. To this end, we have decided to publish TechPortal content, including technical tutorials, on the Inviqa blog, where we have been publishing content from Inviqa employees since 2015.

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Testing Javascript: Get Started with Jasmine

Katie Fenn
28 Oct 2014
Oct 28, 2014

Javascript has come a long way since its humble beginnings of making things underlined when a cursor passes over them. The “modern” website uses a whole bunch of libraries and tools to provide both snappy UX and connectivity-tolerant usage, allowing both mobile and desktop users far more usability than ever before. Such a new dependency on sites to elevate Javascript to a first-class citizen in the application comes with a proportional need to test that everything works in all the browsers the audience is using. Tools like Jasmine have played a big part in Javascript’s maturation, allowing software to be written with greater certainty. This article will introduce unit testing, show you how to set up Jasmine, and cover how automation with Karma can streamline your work.

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Conference roundup: PHPNW 2014

James Cowie
14 Oct 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Now into its seventh year, the PHP North West Conference lived up to all expectations. As my colleagues and I congregated in the Manchester office throughout the day, you could tell that this year was going to be no different.
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RESTFest 2014 and Women in Tech

Ben Longden
06 Oct 2014
Oct 6, 2014

Once again I had the absolute pleasure of attending RESTFest over in Greenville, SC between the 25th and 27th September this year. I was going to write a blog post about the brilliant hypermedia content that was brought to the conference by the speakers (and I will), but before I do, I wanted to write about something else.
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