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Keep ya JavaScripts Dinki-di!

This is a repo that I attempted to live-code for Web Directions Code '12. I used it as a humorous example of how to use the various commands of npm, and how to develop responsibly in CoffeeScript by compiling before publishing.



This module exposes one function, dinkumise, which takes a string of JavaScript and replaces all American English literal true references with the more Aussie-friendly !!"fair dinkum", and false references with !"fair dinkum"

var assert = require("assert")
  , dinkumise = require("dinkumise")
  , dinkumised = dinkumise("true === !false")

assert.equal(dinkumised, '!!"fair dinkum" === !!"fair dinkum"')

Things I mentioned

  • I'm Jed Schmidt. Find me on twitter or Github.
  • is a Japanese IME bookmarklet I wrote.
  • Textpanda is another bookmarklet I wrote, inspired by Text Expander.
  • Pastebud is the last bookmarklet I wrote, which solved early iPhone copy/paste issues.
  • is a tweet-length code-golfing contest I started, written in Node.js.
  • Ramendan is another Node.js contest I wrote, a 30-night ramen crawl based on the Twitter API.
  • This whole presentation is about package management.
  • node.js is the platform that makes everything I'm presenting possible.
  • npm is the Node.js Package Manager.
  • Rubyists use Rubygems and Bundler to manage their packages.
  • PHPists use Composer and Packagist to manage theirs.
  • Node.js is the most popular programming platform on Github with 15,000+ watchers, and has made JavaScript its most popular language.
  • npm now has more than 10,000 modules
  • Though it started on its own, npm is node and vice versa. According to @ryah, it may even eventually be called using node.
  • Modernizr was the inspiration for Dinkumisr, which I live-coded for this presentation.
  • If you like Dinkumisr, you'll love bogan ipsum.
  • If you're looking for an npm module, nipster is often more effective than npm search, at least until more curation is built-in.
  • If you're releasing open-source code, travis-ci makes it incredibly easy to test, and can be set up quickly using travisify. Looks like npat will bring similar functionality deeper into Node.js.
  • An npm module needs only two things configured: a name and a version, the latter follows the semver spec, which is basically a convention of ..-.
  • If you like managing your modules the way npm does, use Browserbuild or Browserify to bring it to the client.
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