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emacs flow-jsx-mode by Rudolf Olah

Emacs Mode for Flow Type Annotations and React JSX syntax

While I have been focusing on writing more about existing tools and how to use them, like Elm for frontend web development and Perl 6 just for fun, I still find a need to create new tools and update my own toolkit. I’m working on a React project and itRead More

How to apply cause and effect diagrams in IT and Software Development

Cause and effect diagrams, also known as Ishikawa diagrams, are one of 7 basic tools of quality. You won’t see them used very often in software development or IT projects though they should be. So today we’re going through what cause and effect diagrams are, why they’re useful, an exampleRead More

node-oauth-libre

Update: node-oauth-libre 0.9.15 ALPHA is out, please download and test and report any issues with the new promises support. In the last month I was looking for a Node.js library forĀ authenticating with APIs that use OAuth 1.0a or OAuth 2.0, and found a pretty good library: node-oauth. It was greatRead More

VirtualBox Helpful Links

I was setting up some virtual machines in the last few weeks and stumbled upon problems that I’ve encountered before. Here are some helpful links for when you’re setting up a virtual machine in VirtualBox: How to enable symlinks for shared folders in VirtualBox How to use modifyvm to resizeRead More

grunt2gulp.js: JavaScript to CoffeeScript?

So I don’t know if anyone is actively following the development of grunt2gulp.js but I decided to be a little more active in working on it. A week ago at work someone mentioned CoffeeScript and it’s a good time to check it out. I initially used it a long timeRead More

org-doing spotted in the wild!

Someone posted a nice blog about org-doing: http://rubikitch.com/2015/06/26/org-doing/ It’s neat, they provided their own example. It’s in Japanese but you can read the translation by selecting your language in the left sidebar. Really cool, they have some more screenshots. This was just a small thing I hacked up based onRead More

Jasmine Testing Cheat Sheet

While the documentation for jasmine is great, sometimes all you need a cheat sheet to reference for the API. I found this jasmine testing cheat sheet to be very useful after doing lots of Python unit testing which doesn’t use the same API as jasmine at all. The cheat sheetRead More

Emacs angularjs-mode v1.0 release!

I’ve finally had some time to upgrade angularjs-mode with some expandable code snippets (thanks to YA Snippets) and added auto-complete mode dictionaries. What I’ve found a pain when coding AngularJS is that you really need your environment setup well for it before you can get a lot done with it.Read More

HowTo: View PDFs on Linux

Evince is my go-to PDF viewer on Linux but it’s nice to know there are other options.

grunt2gulp: a tool for converting Grunt task-runner files to Gulp.js

grunt2gulp is a tool for converting Gruntfiles to Gulp.js files. There’s a new task runner around, Gulp.js, and it’s supposedly very good (haven’t had a chance to try it yet) but there are still many projects using Grunt. If you want to try out Gulp on an existing Grunt-based project,Read More