Four short links: 30 December 2019

Dynamic Graphs, Gamification, hipsterDB, and JavaScript Testing

By Nat Torkington
December 30, 2019
Four Short Links
  1. GraphStreama Java library for the modeling and analysis of dynamic graphs. You can generate, import, export, measure, layout, and visualize them.
  2. Governing by Video Game“Real participation—and this is important to clarify—is not a game. It takes time. It takes energy. That’s why not many people participate,” Sugeo says. On the other hand, making it clear that an activity is supposed to be a bit of fun, à la CitySwipe, immediately downgrades the seriousness with which participants engage. “So you’re probably attracting more people to the simplified version and still not solving the problem of engagement.”
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  4. hipsterDBhipsterDB is a key/value store that only returns data as long as it isn’t mainstream. The more often that you access a key, the more mainstream it becomes. After data has gone mainstream, you will have to wait for it to go out of style before using it again. Satire, duh.
  5. JavaScript and Node.js Testing Best Practices — covering test anatomy, back end, front end, measuring test effectiveness, and continuous integration.
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