Quick Start: End-to-End Testing With Protractor

Todd Horn AngularJS, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot, Testing, Tutorial Leave a Comment

As AngularJS applications become more complex, manual testing becomes unreliable and repetitive. Unit Testing is a great start for testing the code, but eventually End-to-End testing is needed for better coverage.

A great tool to use for this is Protractor, an end-to-end test framework for AngularJS applications. In this blog, we’ll briefly introduce the benefits of Protractor and give you the steps needed to get started with the tool.



Keyhole Labs Releases Spring Boot Starter For Trouble Maker

Lauren Fournier Company News, Java, Spring, Trouble Maker Leave a Comment

The Keyhole Labs team is excited to announce the release of a Spring Boot starter for auto-configuration of Trouble Maker.

This new auto-configuration allows Spring Boot applications to easily enable Trouble Maker. Trouble Maker randomly takes down services during normal business hours in an effort to test stability and automated recovery. It also provides an ad hoc console to test application durability on demand.

See more on the Keyhole Labs blog.



Announcing Keyhole Labs

Lauren Fournier Company News, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce the creation of Keyhole Labs to the public.

Keyhole Labs is our very own think tank devoted to creating helpful, innovative software for other developers, both paid and open source.

Translation? Neat software tools and platforms that our developers create for other developers. Technically separate from Keyhole Software, but the “product and innovation” arm. And our stellar developers here at Keyhole Software are the brains of the operation.



Handlebars – A More Dynamic Way

Dagin Fullmer JavaScript, Single-Page Application, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial Leave a Comment

Handlebars.js is a popular templating engine based on the Mustache template language. In this blog, we will explore how Handlebars is a dynamic template creation tool and what benefits logic-less templates afford us. During our discussion we will cover Handlebars’ precompiling, partials, and helpers, and how each supports or contradicts dynamic and logic-less templates…



I’m Not Good Enough (Hope They Don’t Find Out)

Jeff Hopper Opinion, Programming, Soft Skills Leave a Comment

Maybe it’s just me, or maybe, you have had thoughts like this too? I’m talking about the infamous “Impostor Syndrome” or “Fraud Syndrome.” It is defined as someone who is “marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’ despite external evidence of their competence.”

In this blog I will discuss three particular Mindset Shifts that I use when I find myself feeling “the impostor.” Let’s get started…



An Introduction To Underscore.js

Nick Brown BackboneJS, JavaScript, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Underscore is a JavaScript utility library with many useful functions to handle common programming use cases. In this blog, I discuss some of the more useful functions I have found inside of Underscore. Some of the benefits are less apparent in smaller and simpler code chunks. But, as the complexity of the code increases, this is where Underscore really shines as the useful toolbox that it is…



GrokOla Releases API Governance Features

Lauren Fournier Company News, Keyhole, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

The Keyhole Labs team is excited to announce that GrokOla now offers API governance features including API documentation and real-time monitoring.

GrokOla is a knowledge documentation engine. In addition to housing wiki content, APIs can now be documented and monitored in real-time. GrokOla allows users to have all API documentation updated, centralized, and searchable from within a private GrokOla instance…



Getting Started With JHipster, Part 3

Matt McCandless AngularJS, Java, JavaScript, Spring, Tutorial 1 Comment

Welcome back to this JHipster tutorial series! In part one we covered creating a monolithic application. In part two, we walked through creating a microservice application (which was a bit more complicated).

For those of you out there working to get things going with JHipster, there are some setup things and “gotchas” that I’d like to highlight. So this little blog is more of a helper for those of you who have decided to try JHipster out and play around with it. That’s what we’ll be discussing in this blog post with the hope that I can help you minimize the getting-up-to-speed curve…



Getting Started With JHipster, Part 2

Matt McCandless AngularJS, Java, JavaScript, Microservices, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

In part two of this series, we create a microservice architecture using JHipster’s available options for doing so. There is quite a bit more work to do with this approach as compared with the monolithic approach. But, in the end, it pays off. You will see the benefits and flexibility in decoupling our different layers of our architecture. Each layer will not be dependent upon another to run. Let’s get started…



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Blood, Sweat, and Writing Automated Integration Tests for Failure Scenarios

Billy Korando Java, Opinion, Programming, Spring, Tutorial 2 Comments

I introduce the process I went through to diagnose the bug and determine the correct integration test solution to fix it the right way. In doing so, I had to create a test that accurately reproduced the scenario my service was experiencing in PROD. I had to create a fix that took my test from failing to passing. And finally, I worked to increase confidence in the correctness of code for all future releases, which is only possible through automated testing.