Let’s Compare Javascript Testing Frameworks

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmailby feather

Testing your code is one of the most important things that you can do to make yourself a better coder. That’s not just because testing can prevent you from breaking previously-working code when you make changes (also known as regressions), but more importantly, it forces you to write better code in the first place.

We have known about the benefits of testing to prevent regression for a long time. That testing encourages better code in the first place is a viewpoint that is honored more in theory than practice.

In this article, I will compare javascript testing frameworks, so that you can see how easy it is to get started, and see which one makes the most sense for you. Continue reading Let’s Compare Javascript Testing Frameworks

Fountains on the Greenway

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmailby feather

Here are some pictures of fountains on the greenway along Little Sugar Creek in Charlotte, NC.

I came across these old pictures of fountains around Charlotte while my family was reorganizing our photos. They were taken a few years ago, when my son was not taller than I am, and my daughter still looked like a little girl.

My wife, on the other hand, is still as beautiful as ever.

My wife, son, and daughter at a fountain at dusk
My wife, son, and daughter at a fountain at dusk
The fountain-clock tower we called "Little Ben"
The fountain-clock tower we called “Little Ben”

Sample ZIP Codes from All 50 States (and more)

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmailby feather

I needed sample ZIP codes from all 50 states, so that I could test a website feature I’ve been working on. There are many sites that allow you to look up a ZIP code by city and state, but I was looking for a quick reference all on one page.

I couldn’t find one right away, so I built my own. I thought it may be useful to someone else, so I’m posting it here. Continue reading Sample ZIP Codes from All 50 States (and more)

Get on the Bus

FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmailby feather

Riding the bus in Charlotte, NC

Bus Stop SignI was lamenting to my family and co-workers that I wished it were easier for me to take the bus to work.   I work a few blocks outside of downtown, and I thought I would have to go all the way in on one route and back out a little way on another, which was not very appealing . Then, I started thinking, “If I really had to, what would I have to do to take the bus every day?”

Continue reading Get on the Bus