Articles for: lets-build

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 5

As of this moment, NPM Dependency Checker has some serious problems. The good news is that we don't need to do any of this to get the dependencies. When we call *npm view*, we're actually given the dependencies for that repo, so we can just pull our data from there and not do any web scraping.

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 4

So at this point we have a working application and we've coded many core functions. The main thing we're missing is testing. We should have at least a few basic tests so we know our functions generally operate the way we expect.

Posted on Monday, September 12, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 3

So our project is setup and we are ready to rock n roll. Let's start thinking about the small functions that will be needed to accomplish our required task for this application.

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 2

Let's get rocking on our new and awesome upcoming application. I've created a new branch and am ready to get this baby rolling.

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Let's Build a Thing: NPM Dependency Checker - Part 1

Wait what? A tool for Javascript development in Elixir? Why? The other day I was at work and making changes to some of our core packages. One package I installed wasn't working properly. Why? Because it required Babel 6 and we were on Babel 5.

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016