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Node.js Tests using Mocha

In this post, I want to talk a little more about basic Mocha tests. Here are two tests in my mail.service.test file: var mail = require(‘app/services/mail.service’); var config = require(‘../../config/config’); var should = require(‘should’); describe(‘Send Mail’, function() { it(‘should send … Continue reading

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Node.js Mocks Are Easy & Don’t Need a Special Package

There seems to be a node package for nearly every conceivable need, and so I had assumed that mocking–creating modules that exposed the same API as another module, but behaved in a predictable and controllable way so you can test … Continue reading

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Interview Tip: STFU

Listening is a critical skill. In a job interview, if you start to answer a question before I’ve finished asking it, I’m going to assume you’re likely to start off on a project before you understand the assignment, and that … Continue reading

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If you can’t or won’t list a single weakness, I won’t hire you.

Around the web, it’s easy to find well-intentioned advice suggesting that you should respond to “name a weakness” type questions by turning your response into a positive, and I’ve had plenty of candidates tell me that they can’t think of … Continue reading

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Reengineering Work: Don’t Automate, Obliterate

Reengineering Work: Don’t Automate, Obliterate is the title of an HBR article introducing what became a highly influential movement called Business Process Reengineering. By the time its author, Michael Hammer, followed up with a full-fledged book, Business Process Reengineering had–to … Continue reading

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Blinded by the light

Earlier today, facilities management at work sent an email stating that the parking lot lights near one building were inoperable and couldn’t be fixed today due to the rain. To alleviate our suffering, the security vehicle would be stationed there … Continue reading

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The wages of destruction (book review)

In The Wages of Destruction: the making and breaking of the Nazi economy, Adam Tooze sheds new insights into the Nazi regime and its actions by presenting them through the lens of economics. In the same way that Gerhard Weinberg’s … Continue reading

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