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Node Knockout 2011 and Twends

This past weekend I participated in the  Node Knockout - a programming competition where teams of 1 - 4 members build something using node.js in 48 hours. I was very... more
Posted by Toby on Aug 29, 11
About javascript, node.js and programming

My JSConf Talk in Video

The awesome folks behind JSConf just released a whole bunch of great talks in video form from the Portland event. Great chance to catch up on the talks whether you were there or not! They... more
Posted by Toby on Aug 19, 11
About javascript, jsconf, programming and video

Book Review: Python Testing Cookbook

This is the second of 2 Python book reviews. The book is Python Test Cookbook. This book is a very complete overview of all aspects of testing with Python. It starts out with simple unit tests,... more
Posted by Toby on Aug 02, 11
About books, programming and python

Book Review: Python 3 Web Development - Beginners Guide

I just finished reading Python 3 Web Development - Beginners Guide by Michel Anders and here is my book review.Michel Anders is no doubt a brilliant programmer. He has managed to go through HTML,... more
Posted by Toby on Jul 21, 11
About books, programming and python

Python Book Reviews Forthcoming

The kind folks at PacktPub are letting me review a couple of Python books. Hooray! They arePython 3 Web Development Beginner's GuidePython Testing CookbookLook for my reviews of them in the... more
Posted by Toby on Jul 15, 11
About bookreview, books, programming and python

The Javascript Stacktrace Blog Post

For the past week or so I did some research on how best to include scripts in Tutti's sandbox environment and still get the best stacktraces possible. I got sucked in deeper and deeper and it... more
Posted by Toby on Jun 08, 11
About javascript and programming
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A Different Approach to Email

In Tim Ferris' book the Four Hour Work Week he shared the tip of minimizing the number of times you check email in a day. One reason that this approach is beneficial is because it will minimize the... more
Posted by Toby on Jun 08, 11
About email, gmail and tech

Try Traceur

I screwed around with Traceur last night and this morning. Then I built this thing called Try Traceur to make it easy for folk to screw around with it too. Try it! You know you... more
Posted by Toby on May 19, 11
About javascript and programming

JSConf Summary and My Codez

JSConf 2011 Portland was truly amazing experience for me, personally. Not only did I meet some fantastic people in the community - some of whom I've long wanted to meet, I also got to show... more
Posted by Toby on May 06, 11
About javascript, jsconf and programming

Indent Your Code the Way You Want with Indentinator

Indentinator is a script that inspects and changes the indentation in your source code. It is language-agnostic. "Indent your code the way you want." Install Assuming you have ruby and rubygem... more
Posted by Toby on Mar 26, 11
About programming and utility

String Difference in Ruby

class String def -(other) self.index(other) == 0 ? self[other.size..self.size] : nil end endThis snippet gives the Ruby String class a minus operator. Which works like> 'abcde' - 'abc'=>... more
Posted by Toby on Mar 25, 11
About programming and ruby

Smart Parameter Checks in Python

While I really enjoy using Michael Foord's Mock library, there is one thing missing and I thought would be a fun project to add - which is the subject of this post.Fun with ParametersPython has... more
Posted by Toby on Mar 24, 11
About programming and python