JavaScript Coding Dojo bei ALT.NET Berlin

by Anton 9. October 2013 11:41

I haven’t been to a coding dojo for quite some time. Since I have deficiencies in JavaScript, this sounded like fun. The event was again held at Hotelplan CC Services, and Mike Bild was the one who showed us the ropes.

He gave us an introduction to node.js, which is a packaged compilation of Google’s V8 JavaScript engine. It is quite extensible, for instance via the npm package manager (similar to nuget). There are many testing frameworks – Mike showed us and used mocha. It even has a runner, wich runs all the tests as soon as you make a change to the code (similar to ncrunch). After the explanatory part to all the tools, we started solving the KataTennis by applying TDD. It went quite well, the results can be seen here.

In the end Mike told us a bit about the task runner Grunt, and the possiblity to convert node.js code with requires into browser code with browserify.

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About Oliver code blog logo I build web applications using ASP.NET and have a passion for javascript. Enjoy MVC 4 and Orchard CMS, and I do TDD whenever I can. I like clean code. Love to spend time with my wife and our children. My profile on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites

About Anton code blog logo I'm a software developer at teamaton. I code in C# and work with MVC, Orchard, SpecFlow, Coypu and NHibernate. I enjoy beach volleyball, board games and Coke.