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The Correct Cucumber Regex for Matching Text in Quotes

What’s the correct regular expression to use for matching text within quotes of a Cucumber step? I argue that It’s not the one suggested by Cucumber itself. If I run a step missing step: When I click "Edit" Cucumber will suggest: When /^I click "(.*?)"$/ do |arg1| pending # express...

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CocoaPods and You: A Primer for the Uninformed

I’d been meaning to actually build something worthwhile with iOS since I first heard about the SDK. A few months ago, we started work on a client project that was going to start out life as a mobile web application and evolve in to a native app. Peter was interested...

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How Do I Make an Animated .gif?

Here’s an animated gif of a certain sporting event that I saw on a certain broadcasting network’s website tonight. I expect a cease and desist any minute now, so let’s hurry. I made that (President Obama), but I don’t know if I would do it again, unless it was easier....

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Adding a Share by Email Button to Your Tumblr Posts

Apparently email is still a valid way of sharing things. It may still be the best way of sharing something with one person. Every social media app has an api for “share” buttons, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of code out there to steal in the...

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The Web is a Hypermedia API

If you’re struggling to wrap your head around Hypermedia APIs, the first thing you need to understand is that you actively use one every day. Unless you were just handed a printout of this article, you are using one right now. The Twilight Zone Imagine that you live in an...

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What I've Learned from Third-Party JavaScript

UPDATE 7/31/2012: As mentioned below, I spent some time at BackboneConf talking with Alex Sexton about third-party javascript. He had been one of the early technical reviewers for Third-Party Javascript by Ben Vinegar and Anton Kovalyov. Alex had nothing but good stuff to say about this book. I’ve only read...

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