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Jasmine Runner instead of Karma
If you are like me and find the jasmine runner much more useful than the karma runner, but you aren't on a project that can use the jasmine gem, grunt-contrib-jasmine works fine instead. https://github.com/gruntjs/grunt-contrib-jasmine
Monday: Lunch Video – How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (Titanium)
Ben Collins and Brian Fitzpatrick
Every open source project runs into people who are selfish, uncooperative, and disrespectful. These people can silently poison the atmosphere of a happy developer community. Come learn how to identify these people and peacefully de-fuse them before they derail your project.
If you know someone who would like to work at gSchool, let them know.
Monday: Lunch Tech Video – Brian Beckman – Don't fear the Monad (Titanium)
Dr. Brian Beckman, astrophysicist and senior software engineer talks functional programming.
06/18: SF Design Week Studio Tours @ Pivotal Labs
Our theme this year: It's Better Together! Barista pairs will be pouring cocktails and sharing tales of pairing with design . Join us.
More OpenSSL security issues
Six more OpenSSL security issues have been uncovered (and patched), including ones that allow for man-in-the-middle attacks on DTLS encrypted media streams.
Walmart rolls out price-matching rebate app
Walmart releases an app which allows customers to retroactively price-match for products that are available cheaper elsewhere, giving them a rebate for the difference. Customers can scan in receipts for purchased items using the Walmart app.
Birth of a ping-pong table
We have a newly hand-crafted ping-pong platform, engineered from collapsible tables and paper plates. Will it stand up to the rugged and passionate play styles of our pivots? Time will tell.
Demos today at 5. Remember to check your rooms on the schedule.
Designer/artist user research
We're looking for user research candidates who are designers, artists, or others who work with large binary files, ideally within game development teams. More details here: http://bit.ly/1pRpVpj
WWDC key points
new in iOS 8:
- Swift programming language
- Metal graphics & games framework
- Extensibility: apps can now share information between each other
- Widgets in notification center
1-on-1 meetings available with Al from Networth to discuss benefits and claims; from after the lunch-&-learn, 13:30 onwards.
Angry Kittens with battle axes
Team Angry Kittens (Christopher Larsen, Maya Kenedy, Alex Christodoulou, Ernst Riemer) do battle at the Paypal BattleHack and head up first place with their iBeacon-based child locator app, Security Blanket. The prize: a full-scale battle axe.
They will be flying out to the World Paypal BattleHack finals in November in San Jose, California.
First Week Thanks
Today is the last of the first week of my 12-week internship with Labs. Everyone I've met has been super welcoming and helpful. Thank you all.
Base64.decode64 encodes your string to US-ASCII
This can possible give you really weird errors (incompatible character encodings: UTF-8 and ASCII-8BIT) on your views in Rails.
You can convert the string using "ASCII-encoded"..force_encoding('UTF-8').encode
Read more about why this happens here: http://blog.zachallett.com/base64-decode64-does-bad-things-if-you-are-expecting-utf-8-encoded-strings