I woke up very hung over this morning and started thinking about how I was going to the solve the issue of button pressed states not working properly on touch devices in the corporate container app for my current work project. I had googled a lot for it already, but this time I decided to try to google for videos. I came across this video. Honestly, he doesn't talk much about touch device specific things here; it just has Touch Screen in the title because the actual project was meant to run on that giant touch panel on the left there in the video preview. However, I still enjoyed this video and liked getting inside of this guy's head. He reports directly tot he CEO of his company he's in charge of basically all aspects of building the software and getting it out so you know that he has successfully completed at least a few projects (although he admits that he is pretty new to AngularJS). Overall he gives some insight on thinking about custom directives (although he has a weird style where inside of the .directive() he just returns basically the equivalent of the link function, but nothing is labeled in the way you might be used to seeing directives). He also does some other weird things like using Coffeescript, Haml, and he talks about the yeoman seed project as if there's only one. hehe. But weirdness aside, it's a good video, and you should give it a watch.
This is the video currently on the Karma home page. i thought it was so excellent that just needed to save it in a blog post. This is from the JS.everywhere Europe conference where Vojta Jina unveils Testacular, a test runner that would eventually become the great Karma that we love and know so well. ;)
So I've been experimenting with Node.js a lot lately, and one of the things I'm trying to do is send emails when certain things in my node scripts happen. I don't want to have to keep checking up on my servers so I'd like them to come let me know whatever stuff they can send me that I care about. By connecting your own domain you'll be able to send from other email addresses than the default firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm getting back into video tutorials! This one covers the classic Fizzbuzz coding kata. Here I do it with a TDD (Test Driven Development) approach, starting with the unit tests and following the red-green-refactor cycle. Enjoy!
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