nodeday Amsterdam

Last Thursday I attended nodeday, the first conference of a year that is going to be full of events, and it was awesome.

Sponsored by nearForm and IceMobile, the money we paid was refunded at the entry, so it was a free event for about 150 node enthusiasts, at the old gas house in Amsterdam and perfectly organized, making it truly enjoyable. Continue reading

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

Best talks of JSConf Budapest

May 14 saw the birth of a new technical conference in Budapest that I foresee a very good future. For a really affordable price we had two days of great talks in an outstanding venue, with good food and open bar after-parties.

The talks were paired in practical and theoretical with Q&A after each speaker and coffee-breaks in between each pair. So here I would like to highlight those talks that impressed me more or I consider most useful. Continue reading