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Spy on JavaScript Methods Using the Jasmine Testing Framework

One of the primary aims of unit testing is to isolate a method or component that you want to test and see how it behaves under a variety of circumstances. These might include calls with various arguments - or even none at all, - or whether it calls other methods as it should. Unfortunately, many methods and/or objects have dependencies on other methods and/or objects, such as network connections, data sources, files, and even previously executed methods. This is where mocks come in. A mock is a fake object that poses as the real McCoy in order to satisfy the inherent dependency(ies) without having to go through the overhead of creating the real object.

Mocks work by implementing the proxy pattern. When you create a mock object, it creates a proxy object that takes the place of the real object. We can then define what methods are called and their returned values from within our test method. Mocks can then be utilized to retrieve run-time statistics on the spied function.


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Concerns with the growing cost of dying · OraDillard · Storify

Picked up a few stories on the increasing concerns of the increasing cost of death in the UK.

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Vocabulary: Going Deeper Using MindMaps

Vocabulary: Going Deeper Using MindMaps | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it

Common Core State Standard RL 6.4 (RI 6.4 is very similar) requires that by the end of sixth grade, students be able to: “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.”Thinkspiration™ is the Inspiration® Software blog dedicated to being an informative resource and a place to stimulate discussion around education and


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UK wages drop among worst in Europe

UK wages drop among worst in Europe | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Wages in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the economic downturn, according to official figures.

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Umbra Dev: Cloud Computing on Xbox One and PS4 “Makes Very Dynamic and Massive Worlds a Reality”

Umbra Dev: Cloud Computing on Xbox One and PS4 “Makes Very Dynamic and Massive Worlds a Reality” | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:35 PM

Games in the cloud are the future but rather amazing is that there are already some pretty good ones there.

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Ergonomic Office Supplies

Ergonomics play an important role in desk and office equipment


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infozone's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:42 AM

The advent of computers has led to a rash of preventable physical ills, such as carpal tunnel and back pain. Fortunately, many companies are creating ergonomic office supplies to prevent pain while working.


Preventing back pain while working at a computer all day can be difficult if cheap chairs and desks are used. Even the type of keyboard and mouse can have an impact on the physical structure and pain of the body. By purchasing more ergonomic items that are functional and painless to operate, individuals can spend longer times working without pain.


Setting an advantageous height setting for office chairs is an important method of preventing pain. Correcting an otherwise ungainly height can work wonders in preventing spine problems in the future. Sitting up too high and too straight can put unnecessary stress on the lower back and cause pain in the future. Adjusting the height of the desk in correlation with the chair is the best way to get the ideal vantage point. Accessibility to the keyboard, mouse, and other commonly used objects should be taken into consideration as well.


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2345859,00.asp


Posture helps to further relax the body and prevent unneeded stress on joints and the back. Sitting up straight, contrary to popular belief, does not help in preventing back pain. Instead, a slight slouch with the legs at a ninety degree angle is the most natural and relaxed way to sit. Keeping feet flat or suspended on a resting bar are also good ways to help with relaxation and stress prevention. As well as this, getting up and moving around every hour or so helps to prevent joints from locking and getting stiff as the day goes on.


Ergonomic keyboard drawers serve to save space as well as make the typing device more accessible to office workers. Instead of hunching over in a chair, keyboards come directly within reach of the hands and fingers for easy use. These drawers can typically hold both the keyboard and the mouse, effectively clearing a lot of space on top of the desk for more important items. Mouse and hand rests can prevent carpal tunnel by placing the wrist in a more natural manner. This enables it to rotate and move more efficiently without stressing the joints.


Mice and split keyboards are great office products for the individual who wants to work long hours but keep their good health. More plush mice have rests for the hand and are more comfortable to hold than blockier and plastic products. A surplus of quick keys and buttons can make accessing applications and shortcuts on the computer easier, saving time and energy in reaching the keys on the keyboard. The idea to make sure that suing each device is made more comfortable and relaxing to use, instead of painful and stressful on the joints. To effectively protect the long term health of office employees, it is always advisable to invest in more ergonomic and comfortable office products.


http://www.spine-health.com/blog/11-ergonomic-tips-synchronizing-your-workstation-and-office-chair

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Ember.js Views and Live Templates with Handlebars.js Part 1

Ember.js Views and Live Templates with Handlebars.js Part 1 | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it

This is an exploration of Handlebars.js template library when used with Ember.js views. Many of the Handlebars.js tutorials on the web discuss the Handlebars API, but not in the specific context of using Handlebars with Ember.js. In addition to filling that void, I'll also give a brief background of JavaScript templating in general to provide perspective as to the problems it is solving.


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'I'm young and my breasts are better than yours': What black health care assistant allegedly told 87-year-old dementia sufferer before 'wrapping her head in bed sheets'

'I'm young and my breasts are better than yours': What black health care assistant allegedly told 87-year-old dementia sufferer before 'wrapping her head in bed sheets' | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Akosua Sakyiwaa is one of three carers accused of abusing vulnerable and elderly dementia patients at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, east London.

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Talking about mental health destigmatises it | Clare Allan

Talking about mental health destigmatises it | Clare Allan | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
In my experience, speaking out helps people with mental health problems to reveal themselves as individuals rather than categories It's often said that one of the best ways to tackle prejudice against those with mental health problems is for people...

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Banco Mundial alia-se à empresa carbono zero Alcantara na organização dos “Diálogos Alcantara/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New” durante a Semana do Design de Milão

Banco Mundial alia-se à empresa carbono zero Alcantara na organização dos “Diálogos Alcantara/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New” durante a Semana do Design de Milão | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Banco Mundial alia-se à empresa carbono zero Alcantara na organização dos "Diálogos Alcantara/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New" durante a Semana do Design de Milão MILÃO, Italy, April 8...

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World Bank Partners with Carbon Neutral Alcantara to Host Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New At Milan Design Week

World Bank Partners with Carbon Neutral Alcantara to Host Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New At Milan Design Week | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
World Bank Partners with Carbon Neutral Alcantara to Host Alcantara Dialogues/Connect4Climate: Re-Think, Re-Design, Re-New At Milan Design Week MILAN, Italy, April 8, 2013/African Press Organizatio...

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City archaeology cuts a 'tragedy'

City archaeology cuts a 'tragedy' | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
The proposed closure of Southampton's archaeology unit is described as a "tragedy" by heritage groups in the city.

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Five reasons why doing business in Singapore is so easy

Five reasons why doing business in Singapore is so easy | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it

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infozone's curator insight, November 5, 2013 1:01 AM

With a stable political system, low corporate taxes, low rates of corruption, highly developed infrastructure and highly skilled workforce, Singapore is famous as a trading entrepôt and an easy place to do business. Now the World Bank has again confirmed Singapore’s number one status, of 189 countries surveyed, for ease of doing business in their Doing Business 2014 report (http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/singapore/). Here we have a look at five of the Bank’s top reasons why it’s so easy to set up and operate a business in the city-state of Singapore.


Starting a business

According to the World Bank, it takes two and a half days to set up and incorporate a company in Singapore, and with the right support it can take even less than this. This compares to a regional average for East Asia and Pacific of almost 38 days; and unlike the onerous minimum capital requirements most other OECD countries insist on, it’s also free.

If you’re thinking of doing business in Singapore, Servcorp’s has a range of business news and articles with lots more useful information to help you make the decision and setup in Singapore.


Getting credit

With a highly advanced legal framework designed to protect both borrowers and lenders, the World Bank scores Singapore in the top three countries in the world for businesses’ access to credit. With an improved credit information system now making it easier for borrowers to inspect data held about them, this represents a slight improvement on last year’s ranking.

It helps that the city-state has also established itself among the world’s top four centres for banking and financial services. According to the Z/Yen Group’s annual Global Financial Centres Index (http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2013/03/26/global-financial-centres-index-13), Singapore now rivals Hong Kong for the third spot behind London and New York.


Getting electricity

The World Bank also scores Singapore highly for ease of access to energy. To get a hypothetical new warehouse fully connected to the grid can all be completed within a few weeks, and at a cost of about a quarter of the country’s GDP per person, compared to an average cost throughout the region of almost 10 times that country’s GDP per person.

New businesses also won’t need to worry about the blackouts that plague so many other Asian countries with such depressing frequency. Power outages are rare, and the city-state is at the forefront of investments in liquefied natural gas (which supplies about 90% of its energy) to secure its supplies for the years to come (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/energy-prices-unlikely-to/868400.html).


Paying taxes

Some countries have low taxes but lots of paperwork, some the reverse; Singapore has neither. The World Bank ranks the city-state in the world’s top five for both tax rates and tax simplicity. The Bank concludes that an average medium-sized business in Singapore will have to spend 82 hours per year preparing, filing and paying corporate income tax, value added tax and social security contributions. This compares to an East Asian average of 208 hours, and an OECD average of 175. Taxes are spread across five payments per year (which is relatively few), while at the bottom line the total tax rate as a share of commercial profits averages 27%, beating the regional average of 34.5% and the world average of 41.3%.


Trading across borders

Not for nothing has Singapore been described as ‘the Rotterdam of Asia’ (http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ceyhan-or-singapore-which-one-to-be-the-2nd-rotterdam.aspx?pageID=449&nID=57039&NewsCatID=429). Along with Shanghai and Hong Kong, these two cities now vie for the (hard-to-measure) title of ‘the world’s busiest port’. Coming top on all measures of cost, time, procedures to follow and documentation to complete, Singapore has maintained its number one spot in the World Bank’s rankings for ease of trading across borders. Quite simply, the city and its port are very much open for business.

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The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars | Starlight Theatre

The 2013 Vincent Legacy Scholars  | Starlight Theatre | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it

Three talented middle school students are this year’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship recipients: A’Rya Pratt, Destane Jackson and Suan Sonna. This is the eighth year that Starlight Theatre and Greg and Rebecca Reid have awarded $2,500 scholarships to students to help fund singing, dancing and acting lessons.


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4 Must-Have Nurturing Campaigns for B2B Marketers - Pardot | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

4 Must-Have Nurturing Campaigns for B2B Marketers - Pardot | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
With recent studies showing that 50% of leads are qualified but not yet ready to buy, the question is no longer “should you invest in lead nurturing,” but rather, “can you afford not to?

 

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Start with the following four simple drips to get the hang of building targeted, effective campaigns.

The Post-Event DripThe Renewal Time DripThe New Customer DripThe Topic Drip

Pick a common pain point that will grab your audience’s attention and compile content around it, then figure out how you can gradually and naturally move from this topic into other features and benefits of your product. Once you’ve built out this first topic drip and figured out a logical flow of content, building out other topic drips that cater to the priorities of your other prospects will be a cinch.


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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:14 PM

Basics, basics, basics. There's so much more to drips than these four, but they are the four basic categories.


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Servcorp’s virtual office solutions help reduce business running costs. · Mediacomment · Storify

Servcorp Singapore offers new clients the chance to experience the efficiencies of a fully featured virtual office at an even lower cost with their latest promotion of two months at half the price.

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Trends in the property market: students in Glasgow

Increase in the supply of student accommodation in Glasgow.


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infozone's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:22 PM

Home to the UK’s second largest student population and no less than four universities, Glasgow is home also to a high proportion of tenants demanding excellent value and unique terms based around student living from their landlords, be they buy to let investors or Glasgow property agents.


While demand for university places remains relatively buoyant, especially for undergraduate courses, and supply in the housing market is not yet plentiful in Glasgow, commitment from property developers and newfound will on the part of banks, incentivised in part by pledges of public finance by the government, are slowly but surely increasing the supply of flats and houses available to the city’s student population.


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As young families and recent entrants to the jobs market begin to take up places on help to buy schemes and banks find themselves compelled by the governments who bailed them out at the height of the global financial crisis to raise capital and provide safe credit to the taxpayers who require mortgages and have been unable to find them, moves out of city apartments and house shares to new builds, particularly in the East End, are leaving increasing numbers of city properties available to let.


Given the likelihood of demand in the rentals market remaining comparatively stable, despite hard times for students and the decision of a percentage to decline university offers and student loans in favour of school leaving employment, this leaves everything to play for when it comes to the student tenant and landlord relationship.  Competitive landlords will want to ensure they are providing the best value Glasgow property and service to their tenants.  This means being up to speed with the new student lifestyles, finances and budgets facing both undergraduates and postgraduates.


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For postgraduates, cuts to research grants across arts, sciences and humanities means that there are fewer funded degrees available.  Those who are fortunate enough to secure funding will be more likely to work part time, if not full time while pursuing part time research.  The same goes for undergraduates, who are facing a number of socioeconomic and financial factors that have dramatically altered the landscape of undergraduate life.

 

The importance of these changes for landlords letting student tenants is to appreciate the opportunities associated with the student population.  For instance, with students forced to enter employment much earlier than on graduating and to go the extra mile to maintain job security with demand for employment being so unmet in the current economy, 12 month leases, as opposed to leases excluding the long academic summer vacation, are the norm. 


Home, EU and international students are all less likely to travel home during their vacations and reading weeks, not only in light of the increased pressure to keep their jobs and to take on hours in order to cover the cost of student living, but also in light of the fact that travel fares are increasingly seen as an expensive luxury, rather than a necessity.

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Earth Wind & Fire Are Back

Earth Wind & Fire Are Back | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Earth, Wind and Fire initially wanted to release its new album around the 2012 presidential election, but the band realized it wasn't satisfied with the songs it created.

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Coggle - Rethinking MindMaps and Sharing

Coggle - Rethinking MindMaps and Sharing | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Thinking, rethought. Coggle is designed to help you make sense of complex things - it's a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together

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Google Is Learning How Smartphones Impact In-Store Shopping

Google Is Learning How Smartphones Impact In-Store Shopping | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it

...Smartphones allow us to answer our own product questions about options, specs and, of course, price while we’re out shopping. And Google is trying to figure out what that means for marketing and purchase decisions. Seventy-nine percent of smartphone owners are what Google calls “smartphone shoppers,” meaning that they use their smartphones at least once a month in stores. That’s a lot of people.

 

If there are 130 million smartphone users in the U.S., then about 111 million Americans use their smartphones to prepare for shopping or to look things up while there. It’s not surprising that Google wants to get in all those heads and see what’s going on. There’s money there!... The most surprising finding was probably that people who consistently use their smartphones as part of their shopping spend 25% more than people who only use their smartphones for shopping occasionally....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 4, 2013 6:23 PM

Some surprising results from this consumer research study. Valuable to know that frequent smartphone "shoppers" spend 25% more than average but the trick is to find the ways to reach and convert these uber-shoppers.

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Ageing baby boomers, boost to Singapore businesses

Ageing baby boomers, boost to Singapore businesses | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Singapore ranked third out of 15 Asia Pacific countries in the first ever Ageing Asia Silver Economy Index – and that signals a welcome boost to business.

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Ancient 'Rakhaine' boat to be moved to safer place soon

<i>Ancient 'Rakhaine' boat to be moved to safer place soon</i> | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Ranked the no.1 English daily of Bangladesh, 'thedailystar.net' is not just the online edition of the newspaper. It provides daily news updates and is the fastest way to know what's happening in Bangladesh and around the globe.

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University of Leicester announces discovery of King Richard III

University of Leicester announces discovery of King Richard III | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Richard III - University of Leicester
The University of Leicester today confirms (Monday, Feb 4) that it has discovered the remains of King Richard III.
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Relatório sobre a agenda pós-2015

Relatório sobre a agenda pós-2015 | NadineDillardr | Scoop.it
Relatório sobre a agenda pós-2015 BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, April 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- O Relatório Europeu sobre o Desenvolvimento (RED) 2013 (http://www.erd-report.eu) ...

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