Everyone loves alarms! And everyone wants to be going places. So how do you send your loyal app-folk to a specific page from a local notification?Continue reading
Another slightly niche tip on end-to-end testing with the latest Ionic – 4.x stable as of this post. Maybe it’s obvious to more seasoned JS testers, but I struggled to find all the info in one place to successfully implement a test that needs to scroll content in an Ionic app. (I would assume a similar approach will also work when using Protractor with any other modern Angular app.)
The specific scenario? You’ve got a ‘thing’ your test needs to click, but it’s a scroll / drag away. It might technically be in the viewport, but below something else, like Ionic’s tab bar. Seems like a relatively common occurrence, and one that should be simple to deal with in your test.Continue reading
This might be a niche one. It’s potentially relevant for those restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup, especially onto a Mac which started life running something older than macOS 10.13.
[Update 30 January 2019 – I made an Ionic mobile app that does just this. 🙂 Read all about it!]
If there’s one thing two decades on the internet has taught me, it’s that techies enjoy binary battles between opposing and equivalent technologies.
iOS vs Android. Vi vs Emacs. Tabs vs spaces. Didactic and fundamentalist exposition is kind of the norm when it comes to these discussions.
One topic I had not expected to see alongside these traditional battlegrounds is the nature of the tool one uses to manage distinct passwords across web sites. Until now.
Yeah! In PHP!
Why would you do this?
I figured that while efficient sorting isn’t the most common use case for PHP – and in a web context you often don’t want to let each user spin up numerous threads – for command line cases this approach should be able to provide a real performance boost.
In particular, the already-PHP-favoured quicksort algorithm works with a divide and conquer approach that should be perfectly suited to divvying up work between threads.
I recently tried out a new remote backup approach.
Whether you consider it a success will probably depend on your quantity of files, and how much money you have lying around for month #1.
Just a quick post in case anybody else has started having problems with their Jenkins recently. Perhaps it’s an obvious problem but it took me a minute!