Category Archives: Software

Defect Priority

I recently had the chance to overhear two groups arguing about the priority of a defect that had gotten out into the wild and caused some trouble. “It was a Priority 3 defect”…”It was still a Priority defect…” went the … Continue reading

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Safari Books as the next Google?

In previous posts I discussed using Safari books and the iPad and Android Text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities. Assuming Safari uses EPUB 3 format, it is possible to annotate the text with correct pronunciation, add and the contents are navigable. If Safari … Continue reading

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Safari part 2

Unfortunately, trying to use Text to Speech (TTS) on the Safari app doesn’t *quite* work on my Pixel, although it works fairly well on my latest gen iPad (fortuitously, yours truly cracked the screen of his old one and then … Continue reading

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Safari Part 1

Following up on my previous blog post, I’ve set aside more time for reading. I’m using the OReilly app on my iPad, and laptop-I have the app on my phone but I haven’t used it. Watching the football playoffs this … Continue reading

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Soul searching as citizenship

Patrick Chovanec argued on twitter that folks who hate President Trump need to do some soul-searching as to why the country was willing to elect him after 8 years of President Obama. 1. Liberals exclusively blame GOP cynicism for Trump. … Continue reading

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Testing Mean.js Controllers – Part 2

You need to test that only authorized users can perform certain functions, to help prevent AshleyMadison-like embarrassments. Plus, doing so will boost your code coverage metrics by hitting all of those auth failure branches. For mean.js with passport, you normally … Continue reading

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Testing Mean.js Controllers – Part 1

It’s time to test controllers. In this post, I’ll test a controller that returns a json response. Step 1 is to install node-mocks-http. Step 2 is to download jsdValidator. In our sample controller test file, include jsdValidator and create a schema. … Continue reading

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