Testing Update

Last week I detailed my plans for setting automated unit testing in butter. Here's a short update on my work. I was able to get bot.io to initiate test runs on my test swarm installation( Popcorn.js unit tests ). It took some experimentation to get working, and there's still…

Time to Automate Butter Unit Testing

For the past 5 weeks, the Popcorn team has been churning out hundreds upon hundreds of tickets in preparation for last weekends' Popcorn Story Camp. While ultimately satisfying that we achieved our goal, every team member was absolutely drained of all energy by the end of last week. It's something…

CDOT Activities Update

Admittedly, I've been slacking on getting these posts up. Not much I can say to justify why, other than we've been pushing really hard lately on our Butter/Popcorn Maker releases. Blog time is hard to set aside when you've got a huge amount of work to complete, but I…

Upgrading Popcorn.js Test Runners

Late last week I began working on something that we'd needed on Popcorn since even before I started at CDOT last May. For the longest time, when testing for a release, we would have to manually click through all of the plug-in, player, parser and module unit tests. This is…

Pyspace.py

I got sidetracked while hacking on a Firefox bug this evening. I decided to create a tool for myself that would easily strip end of line white space from any given file. It's called Pyspace and it's really easy to use. Already has made my life easier. hope it helps…

Hot Hacks Weekend

I had the honour of participating in a great event last weekend. As part of the Hot Docs film festival taking place this week in Toronto, The Mozilla Foundation hosted something called Hot Hacks. The purpose of Hot Hacks was to pair up the best documentary film makers up with…