Matt Greer

Node sql-fixtures (a new module)

16. October 2014

I don’t think a fixture generator for PostgreSQL exists in NPM. If one does, I could not find it. So I went ahead and made one. Added bonus, it works with MySQL, MariaDB and sqlite as well.


Pair Programming Is Not a Panacea

27. August 2014

For the past 3 years, I have almost exclusively pair programmed at my job. I have paired with many people in many situations and learned a lot about this practice. I have found pairing can be effective, but it can also be ineffective and costly. Pair programming seems to be gaining traction, which concerns me a little bit. Some of us really don’t like to pair, and I feel it’s important to recognize that and maintain a balance here. Pairing is just a tool like anything else; it definitely should not be your company’s default mode of work.


JavaScript Promises ... In Wicked Detail

09. February 2014

I’ve been using promises in my JavaScript code for a while now. They can be a little brain bending at first. I now use them pretty effectively, but when it came down to it, I didn’t fully understand how they work. This article is my resolution to that. If you stick around until the end, you should understand promises well too.