Grunt 101: Automating the Boring (but Useful) Stuff

Posted on 09 Oct 2014 by Ty Thorsen

I was looking through the screencasts on CSS-Tricks the other day, and I noticed a couple of recent videos on how to use Grunt to automate various development tasks. Now, as a developer who does tasks every now and then, this seemed likes something that could be helpful. In this post I'll talk briefly about how to get started with Grunt and show you how I'm starting to use it to build this site.

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BlanketJS for QUnit

Posted on 16 Apr 2014 by Ty Thorsen

'What is the benefit?'

This question was posed to me by a project manager today, regarding the QUnit testing framework that several colleagues and I have been building over the past few weeks. I gave him the typical spiel about how the test suite would help ensure code stablity, how the process of writing the test suite (and refactoring along the way) would reduce current technical debt, and how we could leverage the framework to do TDD in the future. That all sounds great, of course, but we need something we can show the business to help them understand that these benefits are worth the cost.

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A Custom Domain for Your GitHub Pages Site Using GoDaddy

Posted on 31 Mar 2014 by Ty Thorsen

A quick note on how to set up a custom domain name for your GitHub Pages site using GoDaddy:

Setting up my custom domain for thorsent was my first foray into working with DNS. I stumbled around a bit with forwarding and masking before arriving at the proper solution of DNS mapping. It's a fairly simple process if you know what you're looking for. Just follow the steps below.

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QUnit, JavaScript Unit Testing, and TDD

Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by Ty Thorsen

JavaScript unit testing is probably not the sexiest subject imaginable, but as I start to build out thorsent it seems like one worth talking about.

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Welcome to thorsent!

Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by Ty Thorsen

Welcome everyone,

My name is Ty and this is my development blog. I'm building this site/blog using Jekyll, and hosting it on GitHub Pages. I'll be using this space to write about technology news, interesting challenges I come across in my professional work, little side projects I may be working on in my spare time, and the process of constructing this site.

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