Quick Tip – AngularJS Controller Destructor

July 17, 2014

One of the things you might need to do is to clean up resources when a controller in AngularJS is being deactivated. The way to clean used resources is by listening to the $scope’s $destroy event and when it is triggered to do your clean. In the AngularJS controller lifecycle, a $destroy function is called in order to remove the current scope with all its children from a parent scope. The $destory function is called by AngularJS and once it occurs a $destory event is triggered on the scope. You can use that knowledge and clean resources once the...
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SELA SDP 14 Slide Decks and Demos

July 3, 2014

This week I had the pleasure to deliver two sessions and a workshop in SELA SDP14 conference. In the sessions I talked about SPAs and JavaScript unit testing.  In the workshop I talked about building scalable JavaScript applications. You can see the SPA slide deck and download the demos.You can see the Jasmine slide deck and download the demos. I want to thank all the attendees who came to here me!

New Speaking Engagement – Software Architect 2014

June 26, 2014

I’m happy to announce that I’ll return to London later this year to speak in the Software Architect 2014 conference.In the conference I’ll have one JavaScript unit testing session and a SPA workshop which I’m delivering with Ido Flatow : Quick Tour to Front-End Unit Testing Using Jasmine Unit testing is an inseparable part of the development process, no matter which methodology you follow. But how will you test your JavaScript code? The answer is using JavaScript unit testing framework. Jasmine is a behavior-driven development (BDD) framework for testing JavaScript code. In this session, Gil will introduce Jasmine...

NDC Oslo Jasmine Session Slide Deck and Demos

June 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of delivering a Jasmine session today in NDC Oslo. In the session, I introduced both Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and the Jasmine framework.At the end of the session, I showed how you can integrate Jasmine with the Karma test runner to test code in different browsers.I want to thank all the session attendees! You can find the slide deck and demos online.
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NDC Oslo TypeScript Session Slide Deck and Demos

June 4, 2014

I had the pleasure of delivering a TypeScript session today in NDC Oslo. In the session, I introduced the TypeScript language and talked about language features and how to use them.At the end of the session, I wrote a simple end-to-end web application using TypeScript in the server (with Node.js) and in the front-end.I want to thank all the session attendees! You can find the slide deck and demos online. Enjoy and meet me tomorrow in my Jasmine talk.
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Object Oriented JavaScript and Testability Session in WDC.IL

June 1, 2014

In about two weeks I’m going to deliver part of a two hours session in WDC.IL. In the first part Ori Calvo will talk about JavaScript techniques for creating object-oriented JavaScript. In my part I’m going to talk about the Jasmine framework and explain in details the building blocks of JavaScript unit testing. You can join us and register to the event in this link.
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Meet Me in NDC Oslo

NDC Oslo 2014 is occurring this week and I’m excited to be there and to have two sessions. Tomorrow night I’ll be flying to Oslo to join the party.If you want to meet, talk or just say hi you can contact me by mail or by my Twitter handle: @gilfink. See you there!
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Starting a New Journey

May 25, 2014

Today I’ve started a new journey and a new page in my professional life. While I’m still working with SELA Group, I’m also working in my own company, sparXys. I hope that the future for me in sparXys, will bring new opportunities and new challenges. If you are looking for a senior web consultant who loves hands-on and coding you can contact me.
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Use The Right Tool for Every Task

May 24, 2014

Lately I was involved in a few projects and was consulting to a few more. Most of the web developers I met are very confused with what is going today in the web platform. They have so many JavaScript frameworks and libraries that they are overwhelmed. In most of those projects the developers want to use AngularJS (note that it might have been any other framework which is cool at the moment) and I get the following reasons: Everybody out there uses the framework X company (in AngularJS case it is Google) created or support the framework The...
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