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LicenseAudit improvements

Over the last week, Abhinav and I have been working on some enhancements and cleanup of LicenseAudit. For those that don’t know, LicenseAudit is a tool to track bundler dependencies, and their licenses. It is build on top of the license_finder gem.

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LicenseAudit improvements

Over the last couple of weeks myself and Alex Basson have been working on stabilising, and adding some new features to, LicenseAudit. Whilst we have a long way to go, we think we have a solid foundation to build on.

What is LicenseAudit, you ask?

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03/21/13: New York Standup

Interestings Backbonejs 1.0 is out

Not a great deal of changes compared to 0.9x – mostly small behavior adjustments on Collection#set & Model#save.

Upgrading instructions: http://backbonejs.org/#upgrading



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[Standup][NYC] 13th December 2012

Interestings

git rebase --edit-todo

As of git 1.8.0, git rebase learned "--edit-todo". This is something you can use to edit the todo list while in the middle of a rebase. For example, if you mark a commit as e (for edit) when you initially edit the todo list, when git stops at that commit allowing you to edit it you can then git rebase --edit-todo to edit the remaining portion of the todo list.

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[Standup][NYC] 6/7/2012

Interesting

  • A pivot needed to set some data in the flash for the setup of a controller test and discovered the optional 3rd and 4th parameters for ActionController::TestCase::Behavior's get, put, post, etc. methods which allow the setting of session and flash respectively.
  • Yesterday was IPv6 day. On a related note, some hosting providers are starting to run low on IPv4 addresses and are encouraging people to move to IPv6 where they can.

Events

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[Standup][NYC] 6/5/2012

Help

"What are the reasons for using to_s vs to_str vs to_string"

Dave suggested to_string is for Java developers. Cathy will look into this more today and report back.

Interesting

  • Using jasmine's pretty-print with ember.js was causing the browser to crash as it was recursively going through the object graph trying to construct a string representation of the object. Defining Em.Object.Prototype.jasmineToString() to return this.toString() fixed this.
  • We were having trouble screen sharing to some of the mac minis connected to the TVs, the screen sharing app would hang on "receiving first screen". The fix for this is to command+k from finder and enter vnc://machine-name
  • Bootswatch is cool. It contains a bunch of different styles for Bootstrap.
  • Corey Innis has a fork of bootstrap which removes classes like span12

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03/26/2012 NYC Standup

Ask for Help

"Has anyone used cucumber for code coverage? We're trying to find dead code."

SimpleCov worked great for rspec, but when used with cucumber introduced a lot of timeouts.

Interesting Things

  • In rspec you can use dot notation as the argument on its calls, for example:
        its(:"items.count") { should == 5 }
    
  • Scrollorama - The jQuery plugin for doing cool scrolly stuff.

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NYC Standup 04/29/2011

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"Sean asked about git rebase complaining about no changes?"

The suggestion was that it was generally safe to just skip in this situation.

Interesting Things

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NYC Standup 04/28/2011

Interesting Things

  • Samantha and Sean found a Vim command called :cucumberunusedsteps which was useful for cleaning out unused steps. It didn't work with some more complicated regexes or steps called from within steps so caution is needed when removing apparently unused steps.

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NYC Standup 04/27/2011

Ask for Help

"Brent and Kris asked if anyone had encountered an after_destroy callback being called twice?"

Few suggestions were check that it was only one object being deleted, that there are no dependent objects being cascade deleted, etc.

"Joe asked about how to set default_url_options for? There are no mailers involved as far as he knew."

Grant suggested trying to set it per class.

"New Lee asked about were there any updates/alternatives for AccessList as the gem is causing him grief with sorting."

Ian knew of an alternative to AccessTree, Lee is still looking.

Interesting Things

  • Jonathon pointed out that background-color: cover and :clipping were useful for playing with background images
  • New Lee brought up that if you're using a form builder on a collection Rails will create a hidden for ID which will always get inserted (and may cause a problem if you're nesting things in a ul or table). To get around this put in a hidden for ID in an appropriate place and Rails will stop generating one.
  • Jonathon ended up being pointed towards Heydown as an alternative to ShowOff for presentations by Davis