How to test ssl on localhost and influence people

So you've got a server running on localhost, and you need to make sure it works on SSL before pushing up to your staging server. What do you do? Enter ngrok: an extremely useful tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux that securely creates a tunnel from the internet to a…

Webmaker Badges beta testing: how to help

Webmaker badges (beta) is live on https://webmaker.mofostaging.net! Here's everything you need to know to help us beta test. What badges are available? Currently, there are two badges live on webmaker.mofostaging.net: Webmaker Super Mentor badge : This badge is for mentors who have gone above and beyond…

If you're going to check in node_modules...

So you've decided to check in node_modules. Good for you, deploys and installs will be faster, dev ops will love you, and you can actually use git bisect again. That said, there might be one or two devs on your team that will run git status and wonder what…

Keeping bower.json and package.json in sync, the CLI way

Love npm version? Wish it would update bower.json too? mikaelbr's mversion is for you. Mversion's syntax is basically the same as npm version, so this will probably look familiar: $ mversion patch New Version: 0.0.1 Updated package.json Updated bower.json The only notable difference is that running…

Should you keep working on this project?

So I made this chart during an awesome rant one day with Ednapiranha/Sole/Angelina/Selena that would help me make important life decisions: Should I keep working on this app/library/framework? pic.twitter.com/67UnnHExje— Kate meat Hudson (@k88hudson) January 31, 2014 It was a joke, but…

Bower install and run grunt tasks on Heroku with the default node buildpack

Edit: Looks like you don't have to include ./node_modules/.bin anymore in the postinstall. Thanks @jbuckca! Deploying node apps to Heroku has gotten waaay more awesome (i.e. faster) in the last couple of months, first with a significant update to the default node buildpack that supports a build…