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New Key Features in Jasmine 2.1

For the past couple of years there have been two feature requests/rant inducers/fork justifications for Jasmine. First was support for one focused spec, or suite, via a syntax change. Second was support for beforeAll and afterAll – large, one-time test setup and teardown.

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We are All Programmers

While my wife was in business school I often found myself the only software engineer at cocktail parties. It was 1996 and most of her classmates used their laptops as Microsoft Office terminals.

“I just don’t understand how you do what you do.

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Jasmine 2.0 and Add-Ons

We started the work on 2.0 over a year ago. We had some ambitious goals and were able to carve out some dedicated time away from Pivotal Labs’ consulting business to accomplish them. Still. it took us over a year to get this done.

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Jasmine is 5 and 2.0

Jasmine was born Thanksgiving week 2008. Pivotal Labs needed a JavaScript testing framework that didn’t depend on DOM and the request/response cycle. Other solutions were lacking. So it was time to write yet another JavaScript testing framework.

Exhausted from cooking for a day-and-a-half, I sat at my dining room table and started over.

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What Brown M&M's Taught me about Software

I had no clue how we were going to afford Branford Marsalis.

I’m not sure who was the instigator, but there was consensus. The Contemporary Concerts team wanted Athens, Georgia, home to an R.E.M.- and/or NCAA- Division-I-football-crazed University of Georgia campus, to host the Sting side-man and New Orleans Jazz scion to perform.

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The Beauty and Curse of GitHub Issues

GitHub Issues features are amazing. Ticket tracking is a very hard thing to deal with – a project needs to hear from its users in order to help with feedback and prioritization of work. That they provide the feature at all is awesome.

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Openly Solving Real Problems

Like many modern software companies, Pivotal Labs develops open source software. Our approach to open source projects is rooted in how we work on any project: disciplined, practical and of course, agile. And as Edward mentioned, they’re geared to how we develop software at Pivotal Labs.

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An Entirely Late Movember Wrap-Up

It’s quite a few weeks late, but I’d like to thank everyone at Pivotal Labs and everyone of our clients and friends in Webstache who helped with Movember this year.

But what you probably want is some stats. We like numbers, right?

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Mid-ish Movember

We're about 2/3 of the way through Movember. How are we doing?

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Getting Involved with Movember

How do you jump on the Movember 'stache wagon?