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Best of the Week (Jan. 9 - 15): Web Dev

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Web Dev Zone (January 09 - January 16). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Java - How to Get Started with Twitter HBC Streaming API

This article represents instructions on how to get started with HBC, A Java HTTP client, for consuming Twitter’s Streaming API.


2. New Comments: A Chrome Extension for Reddit and Hacker News 

I recently became tired of how awkward following discussions on Hacker News and reddit is so I decided to write a Chrome extension to address the problem. The result is “New Comments”. In this article I discuss some of the lessons I learned in the process...


3. Sublime ReactJS Bootstrap HelloWorld Template for Quickstart

This article represents a Sublime Snippet for quickstarting your ReactJS learning sessions with help of ReactJS-Bootstrap code for HelloWorld. It comes in very handy for me and I thought I would share it with you.


4. Running JavaScript Tests on a CI Server with Karma, Chrome and Fake X

So I want to run my JavaScript tests in a browser on our CI server. But the server has no graphical environment and the tests do not run under PhantomJS 1.x because it uses too old WebKit without ES5. The solution? Use a real browser and fake X via Xvfb. 


5. Autoloading PhantomJS with Geb

When it comes to building integration tests for web applications, nothing beats Geb for me. For those not acquainted with Geb, it’s a Groovy library on top of Selenium that provides a more easier API to interact with the browser from your unit tests. Geb really makes testing a web application a joy.


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