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How to set up a Node.js development environment

Context: Here at IntelligentBee we wanted to establish a few ground rules that all of our developers should follow when developing an app in Node.js. In that way all of us would be familiar with a particular set of tools, something that would make us deliver better software, fast. Here is how we set up …

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by Victor Acatrinei on June 12, 2017

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How to save a file in Vim after forgetting to use sudo

Many of you probably experienced this. You edit a file in Linux with Vim or Nano or whatever else text editor you might be using and when you try to save, you realise you forgot to launch the editor with sudo privileges, and file can’t be written. Exiting without saving and editing again with sudo privileges …

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Why Should Your Online Business Offer API

There are several ways to extend a business model but API is a hot topic right now as the online world is expanding very fast. If you’re a developer or at least interacted with APIs before, you probably know why public APIs are so important, but there’s a big chance you didn’t hear or care …

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Start writing tests in Ruby: useful gems

Being a QA engineer is a continuous struggle in finding the right resources in order to get the job done easier and more efficiently. If you are planning to write automated tests in RSpec (Ruby’s testing framework), then you should take a look over these gems. Please notice that I am most of the time automating backend tests …

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How To Mock Endpoints in Automated Acceptance Tests

The purpose of acceptance testing is to reproduce production environment as much as possible in order to evaluate the software in a ‘real-world’ situation similar to what the customers will experience and this includes using real endpoints. But using real endpoints has some disadvantages. In automated acceptance tests, the endpoint will be stressed out and …

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by Radu Roșu on January 6, 2016

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What Is the Difference between QA and QC/Software Testing

If you work in IT or, at least, had any experience in this area, you definitely know that there are multiple terms to define the testing world. The biggest competitors here are QA (Quality Assurance) and QC (Quality Control) which is basically the same as Software Testing. Let’s see how these are defined: Quality Assurance …

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by Radu Roșu on September 14, 2015

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How to Build an Android Login Screen

Many applications require users to login in order to access all the available features. In this tutorial we will secure an Android activity by requiring users to enter their username and password. We will start by creating a new blank activity with fragment, LoginActivity. We will use the following layout for the login fragment (2 edit …

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by Dragos Holban on June 22, 2015

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How to Show the Full Path in the OS X Terminal

Working and constantly switching between multiple projects in the OS X Terminal or iTerm (whatever you prefer) can be hassle since, by default, you cannot see the full path of the directory you’re working in. Here’s how to change that.   But first, in the spirit of full disclosure, I’d like to mention that I …