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Tom Dale
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Tom Dale 31m
I have spent all day using Modern JavaScript Tools™ and I’m trying so hard not to tweet about it.
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Tom Dale 17h
Things that I was skeptical of but are actually good: 1. Roomba 2. Peloton
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Tom Dale Jun 18
Replying to @mountain_ghosts
I am in shock right now. I'm getting too old for this.
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Tom Dale Jun 18
I can totally buy that automated cross-browser testing isn't the biggest problem, but it's shocking to me that the capability to manually run tests locally in any browser isn't even supported. Why use a tool that prohibits this when others make it trivial?
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Tom Dale Jun 18
Replying to @stevekinney
How is this acceptable??
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Tom Dale Jun 18
Replying to @tomdale
That one of the most popular JavaScript testing harnesses can't run your automated tests in Safari or Firefox seems unlikely to be true, but I can't find any evidence to the contrary. Am I missing the obvious?
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Tom Dale Jun 18
Am I understanding correctly that people using Jest generally do not have the ability to run their test suite in any arbitrary browser? Everything I've seen either runs against jsdom only or is coupled specifically to Puppeteer/Chrome.
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Tom Dale Jun 18
Replying to @SaraJChipps
FALSE. It's actually when you take 9 different gummy vitamins and then post on Reddit about it.
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Tom Dale Jun 18
One of my favorite features of : use npm package executables from the local node_modules folder, without the overhead of npx.
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pzu Jun 17
Time for another Ember Octane Update! This time I'm talking about async observers, which are a necessary change to ship tracked properties, and overall should help people write better observer code in general:
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Tom Dale Jun 17
TIL Wikipedia can show you articles related to your current physical location:
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Tom Dale Jun 15
I love talking to Uber/taxi drivers. I’ve heard so many heartwarming and/or hilarious stories, and temporary, circumstantial, yet surprisingly deep human connection is one of the greatest joys of existing on this otherwise god-forsaken planet.
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Tom Dale Jun 15
Replying to @dalmaer
Let me flip it around: what do you think explains the groundswell of anti-Google sentiment, despite the investment in standards inclusion you mentioned?
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Tom Dale Jun 15
Replying to @dalmaer
Acknowledging the massive power imbalance and the experiences of people feeling bulldozed as valid would go a long way. There’s this reflexive defensiveness, particularly from the usual suspects, that’s deeply unsettling.
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Tom Dale Jun 15
Replying to @dalmaer
It’s not a matter of inclusion. IMO it’s the feeling that even within standards, Google is de facto in control at the end of the day, and, even with the best of intentions, there’s an army of engineers with OKRs to deliver. It’s like trying to push back against a tsunami.
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Tom Dale Jun 15
Replying to @dalmaer
Googlers need to understand that, outside the walls of Mountain View, people see an erosion of the commons and that sense of agency. It is so easy not to see the power imbalance when you’re the powerful one.
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Tom Dale Jun 15
Replying to @stevekinney
Software trends exist to keep us employed by shuffling the same essential complexity to a different part of the system every few years.
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Tom Dale Jun 15
Replying to @Rich_Harris
Lmao you thirsty today bruh
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Tom Dale Jun 14
Replying to @drosenwasser
This is a good joke
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Trent Willis Jun 14
Replying to @tomdale
This (dependency management) is something I haven't seen addressed in any of the myriad talks/blog posts I've seen about microfrontends, which concerns me because I remember how big of a deal it was when we decided to move to Engines!
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