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AngularJS $http and dates

When you’re writing AngularJS applications, chances are that you’re going to have to consume a REST API. If you’re as lucky as me you’ll encounter a situation where you’ll have to read dates. However, while Date objects are a part of the standard JavaScript specs, it’s not a part of the JSON spec. So… how […]

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E2E testing AngularJS applications with Protractor

A few weeks ago I wrote a simple AngularJS application and some tests using Jasmine + Sinon.js. Today we will go into detail about another aspect of testing AngularJS applications, namely end to end testing (E2E).

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Using Sinon.js while testing AngularJS applications

I’ve already done quite some tutorials about testing JavaScript applications, recently about testing a Meteor application with Jasmine and Sinon.js. Sinon.js is not only useful to Meteor applications though, and in this article I’ll show you how helpful it can be while testing AngularJS applications.

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Setting up AngularJS applications with Yeoman

Where are the good ol’ days when everyone used 1 JavaScript library at most (usually jQuery). With modern applications you need a modern approach, setting up such a project can be hard sometimes, but why re-invent the wheel if there are probably thousands of people who need the same thing? Yeoman helps you to setup your […]

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E2E testing your Meteor app with Cucumber, WebdriverIO and Chai

In my previous tutorial I mentioned how to write unit tests for Meteor using Jasmine and Sinon.js on the Velocity platform. In this tutorial I will write some end to end (E2E) tests for the same application, but with some different frameworks. I will still be using Velocity, but as I mentioned in my previous […]

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Unit testing Meteor applications with Velocity, Jasmine and Sinon.js

In my previous tutorial I explained some of the basic features of Meteor, a full stack JavaScript platform. In this tutorial I will go more in depth about testing a Meteor application, by testing the chat application we wrote in the previous tutorial. In this first part I'll show you how to unit test your Meteor application using the Velocity platform.

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Writing a chat application with Meteor

A few days ago I gave an introduction to Meteor for students of UCLL starting of with an empty project and building a complete chat application in the process. The application we’re going to build will look like this:

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Creating a Slack bot with Bluemix, Node-RED and Watson

If you’re just like me and you’re over 20 years, you might have spent several years on IRC and you probably interacted with hundreds of bots over the years. You may have written your own bot, just like I did. Well, with todays frameworks, API’s and tools it’s a lot easier to write such a […]

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Validating the input of your REST API with Spring

In the next few weeks I will be writing a small web application and in these articles I’m going to explain certain aspects of it. Previous time I mentioned how you could secure your REST API (partially), and this time I will be talking about how to validate the input you send to the REST […]

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Internationalization (i18n) with Spring

When developing applications, it can be interesting to put labels in a separate properties file, so that they can be re-used. For example, we often noticed that within our applications there were slight variations on specific words, which broke consistency. The easiest way to solve that is to centralize these labels. Another benefit you get […]

Easy integration testing with Spring Boot and REST-Assured

In my previous article I explained how you could rapidly create a completely working, responsive CRUD application with about 150 lines of code. That’s obviously nice, but Spring Boot also makes it easy to write integration tests for your application, because it’s easy to setup a running test application with a few annotations, so then […]

An introduction to AngularJS: Writing your first controller

In this introduction tutorial series to AngularJS I’m going to build a small webapp introducing several aspects of AngularJS like controllers, filters, services and directives. I’m going to explain all of that by creating an artist/song-rating app, which (in the end) will look like: Awesome, don’t you think?

Creating a Slack bot with Bluemix, Node-RED and Watson

If you’re just like me and you’re over 20 years, you might have spent several years on IRC and you probably interacted with hundreds of bots over the years. You may have written your own bot, just like I did. Well, with todays frameworks, API’s and tools it’s a lot easier to write such a […]

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