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Writing Tests with CodeceptJS & Nightmare

Writing Tests with CodeceptJS & Nightmare

There are plenty of test automation tools available for a project. Most give you the ability to combine frameworks together to better suit your needs. Because there are so many different options and combinations of testing tools and libraries, it may be difficult finding something to get started with. To help with that, let’s take…

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Docker For Developers

Docker For Developers

I recently inherited an existing project that hadn’t been actively worked on for quite some time. When I looked at the instructions for how to set up the project on my Mac, it struck me how much dependent software I’d have to install in my desktop environment, and how much of that is software I…

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Promoting Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

Promoting New Blog Entries with AWS Lambda and Slack

Here at Modus Create, we’re avid users of Slack as a team collaboration tool and have been working on ways to use it more as we go about our daily business. We also maintain a regularly updated company blog. Recently, we decided that it would be a fun learning exercise to combine these things and…

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protractor jasmine data provider

Protractor and Jasmine Data Provider

With any framework that picks up traction and becomes widely used, comes an awesome community of developers looking to make that framework better than it is on its own. Package managers like NPM and Homebrew provide a bountiful host of tools and extensions that can be helpful (and sometimes life-saving) to your project. One such…

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Continuous Integration

Protractor and Friends: Continuous Integration

What tool works best for the application you are developing? How should you structure the tests or organize any UI elements?

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Classes and Structs in Swift

The differences between let and var, class and struct. With the introduction of Swift, native iOS development has become more approachable and modern. Classes and structs in Swift are basic constructs of your program. In Swift, both classes and structs can have properties and functions. The key difference is structs are value types and classes…

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Hands On With Polymer 1.0

Overview On May 29, 2015, the polymer team announced the release of Polymer 1.0.  Since the release of Polymer 0.5 developer preview, the team has rewritten the library from the ground up, with increased performance and better functionality as results. Polymer is one of the first implementations of a user interface library built upon the…

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Web Components Introduction

Web Components Introduction

Web Components Introduction Web Components is a standard that is getting really popular these days, Browser support is getting better and we can use libraries such as Polymer, XTags and Bosonic. In addition, Angular 2 will introduce support for Web Components, Shadow DOM, Templating, etc. It’s important to understand all these concepts in order to…

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Integrating BDD Cucumber Test Suites in Jenkins in 3 Steps

Behaviour Driven Development improves communication between Developers, Testers and the product owners and over a period of time we end up having a large suite of tests that need to be run very often. To have tests running regularly, it is key that we integrate test suite execution with our CI tool chain. Constantly challenging…

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Managing Debug Output with Google Chrome Console API

Although everyone has their own preference and style for debugging their web applications, we usually have at least one technique in common. At some point we’re going to write content to the console in the hopes of accurately telling the story of what’s happening in our application. This post will explore how best to exercise…

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