When we develop code at VG we have started to use Selenium tests for continuous integration. This allows us to easy write tests that programmatically checks that last commit didn’t break anything.
With an increasing number of users on tablets and smartphones, the need to take touch friendliness into consideration is greater than ever. Even though both the browsers and hardware are approaching desktop speed, there are still some issues with implementing web sites and web apps for these devices.
A short time ago we released Capture The Flag; a set of web developer themed puzzles. There are ten levels for you to play with during easter. The toplist show the time of the ten fastest to solve the (at the time of writing) ten levels of the CTF. Maybe
We recently released an Android application for Vektklubb.no – a product that helps you lose weight, stay in shape and become healthier. The app is a simple WebView-based wrapper, but we hope this can help new and existing users discover the mobile version of the product. You can download the
If you are a user of XBMC (a free and open source media player / media center solution), you might be interested in the recently released VGTV plugin for the platform.
We recently added a couple of lines of HTML to our mobile website that potentially speeds it up for users with recent browsers (Chrome and Firefox, at the time of writing). The technique might not work for all sites, but it applied very well to ours. I’ll explain how and
Do you want automatic completion for remote paths when using svn in bash? Do you want to switch easier between branches? I’ve written a small script that gives you autocompletion for all remote paths.
The last couple of months I have been playing around with elasticsearch, an open source, distributed, RESTful search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. To interact with elasticsearch in PHP I have been using a client called Elastica. This was all fun and games until I needed to do
The Bootstrapping process in Zend Framework isn’t perfect. You’ll often end up bootstrapping a lot of resources that you don’t need to complete the request. Depending on the resources this can be really expensive and hurt your overall performance. The worst kind are resources that open connections to external services
Quick tip; never use innerHTML (or jQuery’s html()) unless you really want to insert HTML. Quite often, what you actually want is to insert some text. If this is the case, use innerText (or jQuery’s text()). Should you need to strip HTML from a string (say you are building a
Some time ago I saw a
We are still digging deeper into the imagebug problem we’ve mentioned in part 1 and part 2. We’ve not been able to create a synthetic setup that triggers the bug, but managed to automate, identify, alert and log using our production environment.