Saturday, December 15, 2012

A short update

Hi All,

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog. In the past weeks I was quite busy with various small projects and simply didn’t have the time to write a new post. Here is a quick review of the main things that I was working on.

  1. I fixed that annoying bug in npm where it could not parse a package.json file that had a BOM header. It was particularly annoying to Visual Studio users since it creates the BOM marker by default on any file you create. The main issue was that npm didn’t give a nice warning about it but instead failed to parse the package.json file. The fix was very small as you can see here.
  2. I developed an npm package called hashes which is an implementation of a HashTable and a HashSet in JavaScript. I tried to make the package as high quality as I could therefore it includes detailed documentation, tests, and extensibility points.
  3. I wrote a small application to help me catch the person who constantly turns off my air conditioner at work. (Just to clarify things, the aforementioned AC covers only two cubes, mine and my team mate’s. Needless to say that my team mate doesn’t turn the AC off.) The application uses a webcam to capture a short film when it detects changes in pre-defined areas of the frame. The code is written really badly so don’t take it as an example for anything.
  4. I uploaded some of my older projects to my GitHub. Feel free to fork them.
  5. Last and not least, I am involved in the Eclipse – Orion project currently mostly solving bugs but in the future I am planning to contribute features.

That’s it for now. Thank you for reading.

Boris

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