Introducing QUnit Data Providers

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About two years ago at Synacor a couple of teams started using QUnit as our JavaScript unit testing library.  It was well received, and more developers started contributing tests.  As the test suite grew, however, we noticed a missing feature that we utilized in our PHPUnit tests – data providers. … Read more »

5 Lo-Dash Functions for Fun & Profit

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(Alliteration somewhat intended) The event-based and asynchronous architecture of JavaScript creates a number of common patterns in applications that are repetitive, difficult to test, and somewhat sloppy. Every now and again, a solution will arise that changes the way you write code, and it becomes an indispensable part of the… Read more »

Enabling SSH Connections to a VirtualBox Guest OS

I felt the need to propagate to the interwebs a good resource I found today for setting up SSH to a guest OS using a host-only network: I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4, but the blog entry is still quite relevant.  The only difference is how to set up a… Read more »