Articles tagged with ‘tdd’

Lessons learned from a popular open source project

Since its release in late 2011, Bootbox.js has grown to become by far the most popular open source repository I have on GitHub with over 1,150 ‘stargazers’ (formerly watchers) and over 200 forks. Let’s put this in perspective immediately: such numbers are a drop in the ocean and are in no small part due to the explosive popularity of Twitter’s Bootstrap framework, but they do provide enough of a critical mass—and a community—whereby it becomes important to keep things in order. This article discusses a few things I’ve learnt in the past year and a half which make managing the project that little bit easier.

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The faavorite.com tech stack

Since launching faavorite a couple of weeks ago Harry and I have had quite a few questions about the technology which powers the app which I’ll hope to answer as fully as possible in this article. It’s a little self indulgent and rather long but bear with me—I wanted to explain the rationale behind each part of the stack and share some of the things learned and experiences gained along the way.

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Paynedigital.com - a brief retrospective

Three months ago paynedigital.com was relaunched on a completely bespoke hand-written platform, replacing a stop-gap Wordpress site. It's the perfect time of year for a bit of reflection, so I thought I'd write up how the site has evolved in the time since its launch. It's a bit of a self-indulgent, stat-heavy and technical affair, so if that doesn't sound like your cup of tea then feel free to enjoy something more useful instead.

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Paynedigital.com - Rewritten, Relaunched

If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed just over a week or so ago I managed to break my own website - in fact, I managed to break an entire server by attempting to profile the speed differences between a standard wordpress install (which this site ran on until today) and a site running on the jaoss framework.

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