How to test Angular 1.5 components?

TL;DR: We can test components as we were used to test directives.

Yes, you heard all-right, there is a new kid in town and last Friday Angular 1.5 was released bringing us, among other updates, the component sugar. If you want to know more about it Todd Motto explored the component method back in November when it was still beta. Continue reading

Testing Express APIs with Tape and Supertest

Our tech world is an ever changing ecosystem where is hard to stay up to date and keep with all the changes. But it’s always nice to add new things to the toolbox, so since the moment I read Eric Elliot‘s post Why I use Tape Instead of Mocha & So Should You back in summer I wanted to try it.

Three weeks ago I got a project to create an Express API with Redis as the database and I felt it was the perfect moment to try the combination of Tape and Supertest. So I did use it and I have to say I’m surprised by the speed and simplicity. Continue reading

O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Amsterdam

I have some O’Reilly digital books but I didn’t know they organize conferences too, what I found out just 10 days before the start of OSCON EU in Amsterdam. Luckily at the same time I discovered the GitLab OSCON Challenge 2015 and I decided to spend some hours replicating the design of the speakers page and fill it with my own data, for a chance to win a gold pass. Continue reading