Testing Javascript: Get Started with Jasmine

Katie Fenn
28 Oct
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
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
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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Conference report: nodeconf ONE-SHOT London

22 Sep
Sep 22, 2014

It may seem odd on the eve of SymfonyLive London to write about a visit to a JavaScript conference, but I wanted to share a tale about the value of conferences beyond the talks listed on the speaker tracks.
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