I'm going to try to keep this one short because my sister is waiting for me to be ready to go out! :) I'm visiting her in London currently, and I went to a nice entrepreneur meetup discussion group with some interesting people. Here are some key things that I took away from it and want to remember.
So I'm almost finished reading this book, BDD in Action, by John Ferguson Smart, and I think it is really a fantastic book. Despite the wacky, ugly-looking cover, this is a super-awesome software development book that pretty much revolutionized the way I think about unit testing- and I think a LOT about unit testing so this must be a pretty big deal. I would highly recommend this book to anyone trying to wrap their head around behavior driven development, but in this post I'm going to reveal the crux of BDD- spoiler alert!
This is a fantastic video on Continuous Integration. I features speakers from Sauce Labs and CloudBees speaking about what CI should be for you and how to get stated with Sauce Labs and Jenkins.
I have a new friend on Linkedin, a Googler named Jon Youshaei. This is his latest post that appeared in my Linkedin feed and really got me thinking about creativity and imitation:
I'm super excited right now. It's Saturday morning of memorial day weekend right, and yesterday I had an interview with a rapid growing music-related tech company. They have a really awesome office in the Chelsea market area of New York City. Everyone has a huge iMac at their desk along with a Macbook Pro (well you can choose but it seems like 99% of people prefer mac there). Oh by they way, your desk is a standing desk with power controls to adjust it up or down. As an Angular developer you get to use WebStorm (I'm assuming I would, the interviewer used IntelliJ which is basically just a more features / languages version of WebStorm). Tons of free snack, drinks, and a pretty cool espresso machine that I got a chance to use, a cool outdoor terrace, and ping pong tables all made it this seem like a surreal workplace. I even saw a little nook that had a Nintendo 64 set up with Goldeneye in it! But this post isn't about how great it would be to work at this company; it's about how the front-end teams of today and tomorrow can use principles from the Java era to craft seemingly bulletproof code.
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