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Setting up tape testing framework for basic frontend development

  • Today we are going to learn how we can use tape to test code that is meant to run in a browser.
  • Tape is a javascript testing framework that provides only essential feature set so you can make assertions about your code.
  • If you find yourself needing to mock ajax calls, or websocket connections, or need to monkey patch your module requires, then I suggest you start to look for a more "feature complete" testing framework like jest.
  • But what if you don't trust in JSDOM or simply think is a bad idea to inject global variables in the node process that runs your test, you can try this in different way.
  • Now if you use the webpack-dev-server command, and open a browser on localhost:8080 you'll see nothing but if open the console you'll see tape's test output.

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This $120 portable jump starter that let me jump-start my car when no one else was around — the extra peace of mind was worth the cost

  • That's where a product like the Autowit 12V Batteryless Portable Jump Starter is a nice idea to have next to your jumper cables and your emergency kit in your vehicle.
  • The best feature of the Autowit portable jump starter is its ability to draw just enough power from your weak battery to jump-start the vehicle.
  • (Starting a vehicle requites a quick application of a large amount of power at one time.) The Autowit can slowly pull power from the car battery and store just enough to give you the jump-start you need.
  • Another time, the Autowit jump starter couldn't start the car using the method where it draws power from a weak battery, but it did work after we charged the Autowit's battery on a running vehicle's 12V outlet.

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Google releases Chrome OS 69 with new Material Theme design and Linux support

  • Google’s big Chrome overhaul that arrived on desktop and mobile earlier this month is coming to Chromebooks today with the release of Chrome OS version 69.
  • The redesign also delivers some nifty new features like instant search result info in the omnibox address bar for weather, sports, and other Search card items.
  • Most Google Chrome users should already have this redesign on the iOS, Android, and desktop versions of Chrome.
  • For Chrome OS users, version 69 also brings Linux support out of beta and into Google’s stable channel.
  • In addition to the redesign and Linux support, this version of Chrome OS has Night Light, which is Google’s version of f.lux and Apple Night Shift.
  • One last new feature worth mentioning is the addition of a microphone button in the Chrome OS status bar, so access to voice dictation is more easily accessible.

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ASK SDK for Python Now Generally Available

  • Write Less Boilerplate Code As we shared when we launched the beta version of the SDK, our goal is to reduce the amount of code you need to write to process Alexa requests and responses and to handle other common skill tasks.
  • Build Your First Alexa Skill with Python and Tell Us What You Think Visit the alexa-skills-kit-sdk-for-python repository on GitHub to find everything you need, including the samples described above.
  • Today, we are happy to announce the general availability of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) SDK for Python.
  • You can use the ASK SDKs—now available for Python, Node.js, and Java—to simplify development of the back-end cloud service for your Alexa skill.
  • Visit the alexa-skills-kit-sdk-for-python repository on GitHub to find everything you need, including the samples described above.

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YouTube to shut down standalone Gaming app, as gaming gets a new home on YouTube

  • The YouTube Gaming app, which first arrived in 2015, will be sunset sometime next spring as its host of features make their way over to YouTube’s main site.
  • Over the years, the YouTube Gaming app has been a place where YouTube experimented with features catering to game creators and viewers who like to watch live and recorded esports.
  • Here, it tested things like Game Pages to make games more discoverable, Super Chat, and Channel Memberships – features which the Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch had also popularized among the game community.
  • The Gaming destination will feature personalized content at the top of the page, based on what you like to watch, along with top live games, the latest gaming videos from your subscriptions, and dedicated shelves for live streams and trending videos.

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Your ultimate guide to DNA at-home testing kits

  • We've broken down three of the most popular, to help you better understand exactly what each kit does, what you should look for while shopping for an at-home DNA kit, and which brand is right for you.
  • This type of analysis can help break down the different ethnicities that are present in your DNA, and can also help pinpoint common genetic traits like the diseases you might be at risk for.
  • Once you purchase your at-home DNA test kit, you'll register the kit online -- arguably the most important step of the process, because the only way you can view your results is by registering your kit prior to shipping it back.
  • In a matter of weeks, your online portal will be updated with results that can show you sample migratory maps, pie charts of your ethnic breakdown, and potentially health information.

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Amazon's new feature shows it's becoming 'more mall than retailer'

  • Amazon is launching a new platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, and evolving itself from an online retailer to a shopping mall, Nomura Instinet says.
  • The online retailer on Monday unveiled its new online store, "Amazon Storefronts," for customers looking to buy exclusively from US-based businesses.
  • The new hub features 20,000 businesses across more than 25 categories like home, books, jewelry, electronics, and beauty in all 50 US states.
  • The "Amazon Storefront" feature shows the company is "increasingly becoming more mall than retailer, evolving as a collector of fees more so than a purveyor of products," according to Nomura.
  • They have a price target of $1,990, and a "buy" rating for the e-commerce giant.

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Amazon's new feature shows it's becoming 'more mall than retailer'

  • Amazon is launching a new platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, and evolving itself from an online retailer to a shopping mall, Nomura Instinet says.
  • The online retailer on Monday unveiled its new online store, "Amazon Storefronts," for customers looking to buy exclusively from US-based businesses.
  • The new hub features 20,000 businesses across more than 25 categories like home, books, jewelry, electronics, and beauty in all 50 US states.
  • The "Amazon Storefront" feature shows the company is "increasingly becoming more mall than retailer, evolving as a collector of fees more so than a purveyor of products," according to Nomura.
  • They have a price target of $1,990, and a "buy" rating for the e-commerce giant.
  • Amazon shares are up 62% this year.

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Watch the first trailer for Captain Marvel, Marvel’s next big film

  • Clearly, Captain Marvel is going to play a big part in what’s to come in the next Avengers film.
  • Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly ran a big feature on the film, officially showing off Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) in her costume for the first time.
  • (This won’t be an origin story.) She’s left Earth to join a team known as Starforce, which is led by a character played by Jude Law. The feature also confirms that she’ll run into Lee Pace’s Ronan — we first met him in Guardians of the Galaxy — and the Skrulls, shape-shifting aliens who have long been classic villains in Marvel’s comics.
  • The biggest revelation here is how Captain Marvel will explore Danvers’ past: coming home clearly seems to stir up some memories, and there are a bunch of scenes of her childhood and basic training, which help inform the hero she will become.

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The 21 most valuable soccer players on the planet right now

  • One of the biggest finance firms in the world has put together a huge list that ranks the most valuable soccer players on the planet.
  • Some of the most familiar names in sports feature, including FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain goalscorer Neymar, and Juventus FC striker Cristiano Ronaldo — but in what order?
  • With that in mind, here are the 21 most valuable soccer players in KPMG's list, ranked in ascending order.

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