Articles by Ben Lindsey

Ben Lindsey

Ben Lindsey

Behavior Driven Development for node.js

On Tuesday night, the San Francisco Server Side JavaScripters had an excellent meetup hosted by the folks at CBS Interactive. I gave a short talk on using zombie.js with jasmine-node to test drive your node.js application under automation. Here is the video: Here are the slides from my presentation: http://node-bdd.heroku.com And here is the source

Ben Lindsey

Ben Lindsey

Deploying node.js on Amazon EC2

After nearly a month of beating my head against the wall that is hosted node.js stacks — with their fake beta invites and non-existent support — I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. Amazon Web Service (AWS) offers 12 months of a micro instance for free (as in beer) with

Ben Lindsey

Ben Lindsey

Crank Your Specs

One of the downsides to test driven development (TDD) on a large project is that over time your suite of tests will ultimately slow down. Whether it’s stale code, bloated tests, or just an increasing number of features to support, the more tests you write, the more time you will spend watching them run. Imagine

Ben Lindsey

Ben Lindsey

Browser session cookies and Dalli

A while back one of our clients requested that Rails sessions be stored in session cookies (i.e. a cookie that will expire when the browser is closed). This was for security reasons so your cookie couldn’t be read off the disk and replayed on another browser/machine. We were using memcached to store our sessions and

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