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Standup 1/19/2011: How would you google this?

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“Anyone using Selenium 2 and Webdriver?”

One of our internal projects is using it.

“How to stop time in Jasmine?”

There were a couple suggestions:

  • use a global function, such as ‘now’
  • send in your own clock object

Whurl standalone, or more dynos?”

Apparently Whurl is running on a single dyno at Heroku, so a single bad request can tie up Whurl until the request times out. Where are you TildeWill?

“What’s this called?”

Imagin these are records in a relational database, with the records on the left having a one to many relationship with the records on the right. How would you google this?

one to many diagram

  1. Bob says:

    Re: how would you google this?


    How would you answer this on Jeopardy!?

    A: What is a hierarchy?

  2. Will Read says:

    Whurl is currently only running on a single dyno which happily serves the less than .1 requests per minute that I see in my New Relic report. Being on one dyno also means that there’s a built in rate limiting that didn’t have to be written in code.

    That said, I glad to see Whurl getting some use. At the moment there’s no income being generated by Whurl (it’s free!) so it’ll probably stay at one dyno until some funding shows up in my mailbox.

    Initially, Whurl was designed to be a plugin (, to allow your site to have a white label web interface to your own APIs. The thinking being that you could change the free-form text box for the URL into a drop down with all your resource URLs and encourage discovery that way. You could even leverage some of Whurl to document your responses for GET requests.

  3. Mark Wilden says:

    How you ‘x’ something depends on your goal. In the case of googling, you rarely want to find everything on a subject. You want to target the results to your purpose (which is why googling ‘hierarchy’, while technically correct, is probably too broad).

    That said, ‘foreign key’ might do the trick.

    But tell us why, and we can tell you how.

  4. Rajan Agaskar says:

    If you use the mockClock in Jasmine, time should be stopped out of the box (we rewrite setTimeout, setInterval, etc). There should be a couple examples of this floating around somewhere. If not, ask Davis for help.

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