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Continuous Javascript Testing with Karma

I use a continuous testing tool named NCrunch for all of my .Net code. In fact, NCrunch has spoiled me so much that manually running tests is bordering on painful. I’ve gotten used to doing absolutely nothing and still having the latest build results, test results, code coverage, highlighted execution paths for failed tests, and […]

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Changing the 1000 separator in Power View

Recently I was designing a simple Power View report on top of a multi-dimensional SSAS cube. Out of the box, one of the tables looked like this: For readability purposes, a 1000 separator is added to the numeric value. However, the comma was used, as is common in the United States. In Belgium (and other […]

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Unit Testing with Jasmine 2.0 and Require.JS

Jasmine 2.0 has changed how it loads and executes tests, using a boot script now to handle the details. If you try to plug some require() calls into the sample SpecRunner.html page, Jasmine will be done and finished before the require() statement loads the test modules and their dependencies. The problem is that RequireJS loads […]

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Thinking with Data by Max Shron

DISCLAIMER I recently enrolled myself in the O’Reilly Blogger Review program, which basically allows me to get one O’Reilly eBook for free per month so I can review it on my blog. This works in both ways of course: I get free eBooks while they’re still hot from the press (figuratively speaking of course) and […]

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SquishIt and Nancy – Part Deux

About a year ago, I wrote about getting SquishIt up and running with the (awesome) Nancy Web Framework.  You can read all about that here.  Since then, things have changed a bit, as they are wont to do.  I had mostly been ignoring this project, until an issue came up on the SquishIt mailing list […]

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The WordPress Migration You Probably Didn’t Know About

About two weeks ago, LessThanDot completely switched blog engines from B2Evolution to WordPress. We did this in the middle of the day on a Sunday, with a minimum of stress or downtime and without any noticeable complaints from our 50-60,000 monthly visitors. Read on for details on the migration, why we chose WordPress, and some […]

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Testing Asynchronous Javascript w/ Jasmine 2.0.0

Whether you have asynchronous methods in your client-side Javascript, are integration testing against an API, or are using an asynchronous module loader like RequireJS, asynchronous operations need testing too. Jasmine has become my framework of choice…

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2013 – Review of Writing

In 2013 I took on a slightly different approach to writing by putting more into each article with content, length and defining either what the topic was on or how the troubleshooting methods are taken. This, of course, meant my average blog count per mo…

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SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints – Review

 

Recently Packt Publishing released the book SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints authored by Marlon Ribunal (blog|twitter) and Mickey Stuewe (blog|twitter). My former colleague Valentino was the technical reviewer for this piece – he wrote…

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T-SQL Tuesday #49: SQL Server, Waits, and You

It’s the monthly blog challenge known as T-SQL Tuesday! Edition 49 is being hosted by Robert Davis, and he wants us to wait around. No, that’s not right – he wants us to write about waiting. Yeah, that’s it.

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