Interestings Announcing Gulp Jasmine Browser
The Pivotal UI team constructed Gulp Jasmine Browser: https://github.com/jasmine/gulp-jasmine-browser
If you are using Gulp and want to run Jasmine tests for your client-side code, use Gulp Jasmine Browser. It should feel just like using Jasmine Gem.
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Events Friday: Lunchtime Drawtime
Theme: Time Machine
Join us as we go back in time and mess history up…
…on the whiteboard, of course :)
Interestings ActiveRecord doesn't query with Sets
We encountered a strange bug when we were eager loading some user specific data and weren't seeing the optimizations actually be used. Turns out the ActiveRecord doesn't know that Ser is enumerable and the query to the database ended up being users.id = NULL instead of users.id in (…)
Events Monday: Lunch Tech Video – Jim Weirich – Y-Not (Titanium)
Many have heard of it, but few have mastered its mysteries. Although fairly useless in real world software, understanding how the Y-Combinator works and why it is important gives the student an important insight into the nature of functional programming.
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Interestings Java Boolean vs. boolean
Java Boolean actually has three states, true, false, and null. new Boolean() == null
boolean on the other hand is either true or false and initializes to false.
More discussion here
Interestings IBM looking to repurpose laptop batteries in developing countries
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30345221Spray-on solar panels
http://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/new-technique-offers-spray-on-solar-power/Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for xbox
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/microsoft-now-accepts-bitcoin-xbox-windows-digital-content/Apple accepting paypal online in the US and UK
http://9to5mac.com/2014/12/11/apple-paypal/DriveMode – use your phone without looking while driving
https://drivemode.com/Toronto gas prices down to $1/litre
http://www.thestar.com/business/economy/2014/12/08/toronto_gas_prices_below_1_per_litre_for_first_time_in_four_years.htmlAlibaba CEO tops Forbes China Rich List
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alibabas-jack-ma-tops-forbes-china-rich-list-051930963.htmlBaidu set to invest $600M in Uber
http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/12/baiduber/Facebook thinking about adding a dislike button
http://venturebeat.com/2014/12/11/zuckerberg-says-facebook-is-thinking-about-adding-a-dislike-button/Events Friday: Photoshop your face
Photoshop your face for $5 at lunch today to help buy goats for families living in poverty
Interestings No More "Ghost Nets"
Lost and abandoned commercial fishing nets ("Ghost Nets") may be a thing of the past. Engineering student in Spain comes up with an RFID tracking system to reduce their occurrence, and a net that biodegrades in 4 years just in case they are lost.
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Helps Physical Fitness Claim Form
Fill out this form to claim your fitness benefit:
https://a014f16f-a-16ae9ae8-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/pivotal.io/pivotalwiki/hr/canada-offices/canada-benefits-1/claim-forms/Physical%20Fitness%20Form.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7cpL1oDohdvzVayE-3sL1P5CRNdpHR3a2bbguKzDrcCSjYliUIg8coeov7RLMV3CaIHZvcPUO0YGlELCRiicc4nIkmp-cjCv83RMO_oRpvysWAO-qBrSfsUG0Eh5oWG8NdfjF9VVBA-OSrpjCfYEl-kTNjKcqv4L5DH9PgJIjWVu5GQZbascpVjxcClNduxPglN_BQgSRwJbQJlOXWFLtirlJkfGSKm9dxwsttYZmXOgT1XRko4zcn_MPQpMYp5CzGH6sVvnIPpC74CVUC-1tK5iqBJgE2d5qcxicb5ZV8Ab3G-lm7k%3D&attredirects=0Interestings Android Studio 1.0
Android Studio 1.0 released https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.htmlAmazon Threatens To Move Its Drone Research Overseas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/12/08/amazon-threatens-to-move-its-drone-research-overseas/Flickr Selling Creative Commons Photos As Wall Art
https://blog.flickr.net/en/2014/11/20/50-million-creative-commons-images-flickr-wall-art/Bots Watching And Clicking Ads Make Up Nearly 25% Of Ad Hits
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/09/online-ads-robot-fraudstersCongratulations to the winners of the Goodlife Fitness Raffle
Congrats to David Nicholson, Evie Sun, and Alexander Chong!
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Interestings Illuminate SF
A beautiful list of sixteen LED/light installations and several December events to get your shine on in SF including artists like James Campbell and James Turrell. http://www.illuminatesf.com/#/content/illuminate-sf-tour