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A Guide to Testing and Debugging Node Applications

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A Guide to Testing and Debugging Node Applications — is an excerpt from Manning's Testing Node Applications. Thoroughly revised in its second edition, this book guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you'll need to build produc...

Build a CRUD App Using React, Redux and FeathersJS

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Building a modern project requires splitting the logic into front-end and back-end code. The reason behind this move is to promote code re-usability. For example, we may need to build a native mobile application that accesses the back-end API. Or we ma...

How to Write Shell Scripts with JavaScript

This week I had to upgrade a client's website to use SSL. This wasn't a difficult task in itself — installing the certificate was just the click of a button — yet once I had made the switch, I was left with a lot of mixed content warnings. Part of ...

Tips and Tricks for Debugging Electron Applications

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Tips and Tricks for Debugging an Electron Application is an excerpt from Electron in Action, a step-by-step guide to building desktop applications that run on Windows, OSX, and Linux. If you'd like to follow along with the techniques demonstrated in th...

Using Slack To Monitor Your App

    For the past few months, I’ve been building a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, and throughout the development process I’ve realized what a p...

Create Your Own Yeoman-Style Scaffolding Tool with Caporal.js

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Starting a new project (especially as a JavaScript developer) can often be a repetitive and tedious process. For each new project, we normally need to add a package.json file, pull in some standard dependencies, configure them, create the correct dir...

Easily Migrate Your Existing Users to Auth0

User migration is a dreaded, sometimes unavoidable task that is difficult for developers, inconvenient for users, and expensive for business owners. The need for migrating users from one service or platform to another can stem from any number of reason...

Debugging JavaScript with the Node Debugger

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It’s a trap! You’ve spent a good amount of time making changes, nothing works. Perusing through the code shows no signs of errors. You go over the logic once, twice or thrice, and run it a few times more. Even unit tests can’t save you now, they ...