Posts tagged time

Nov 11, 2008

Announcing time warp ruby gem

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When writing tests, it is often desirable to bend time to test limits and edges of the day. It is especially useful to warp time to test results across the timezones of the world. Manipulating time is also useful to assure a day of the week, month or year every time the test runs.

Some may say “Why not just mock Time#now?” I see the point, but I find mocking around with baseline Ruby classes to be asking for trouble. Eventually unusual behavior will rear its head and a day will be lost debugging tests - the most excruciating debugging one can be subjected to.

For all of your time manipulation needs, give time warp a try in gem or plugin form.


Oct 03, 2008

Announcing Harvest Co-op

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We at Harvest are proud to announce Harvest Co-op:

No, no, no. Not that kind of Co-op.

Our Co-op helps your team get down to business. Our Co-op helps team members understand what their colleagues are working on without needing to interrupt them. Our Co-op will also help your team have fun and pass around interesting notes and links without forcing distraction.

Please do sign up for our launch mailing list.


Oct 29, 2007

World Clock Project

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Last week, the fellas at Iridesco and I put together a fun little Internet clock for your time-telling needs. It’s officially online and ready to give you the time of day in a world-conscious way.

Visit the World Clock Project.