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.