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Taking a screenshot using Protractor and Selenium WebDriver

Here we learn to use Protractor with Selenium WebDriver providing the functionality to take screenshots. Update: Andrew Batz has kindly put together an NPM-installable package with the code in this article. Click here to check it out or download it using npm install screenshot-protractor As I work with SPAs (SingleRead More

PHPUnit Essentials Book Review

PHPUnit Essentials would have come in handy while on a recent contracting gig and on all the other PHP projects I’ve worked on. The book is published by Packt Publishing who seem to be the new O’Reilly, the last book I bought from them was on AngularJS and it wasRead More

Loom, a JavaScript build tool

I’ve tried using grunt before (I mentioned it before) and haven’t been able to wrap my head around it and why it’s useful. GNU Make is still my preferred build tool and Makefiles for JavaScript projects are usually short, at least relative to some bigger C/C++ projects that I’ve seen.Read More

Bower for package management, it makes sense now

I finally see the point of using Bower for package management for front-end web development. It’s made for larger projects where you’re going to be upgrading components every few months and the dependencies really need to be managed for that. I’ve worked on relatively small web sites and web applicationsRead More