On Sexism and Gender Diversity in Tech - NodeJS

Sparked by a recent NodeJS culture conflict

For anyone who works with NodeJS extensively (or any of the popular npm packages), you might be familiar with the "Code of Conduct"s that exist in a lot of npm package repos. The Technical Steering Committee has one and similar ones can be found for Emberjs, Angular, ESLint, Babel, Gulp, Yarn, and so many other repos inside and outside the javascript ecosystem. These guidelines can spark quite a bit of hot debate not only in discussion forums but even in the GitHub issues and merge requests when trying to integrate

Automated Memory Leak Testing in the Browser

Large single page web applications have a disadvantage over multi-page applications in that no page reload occurs. This means memory leaks are able to cause more performance problems in single page web applications as the lack of page reloads will not clear the javascript heap. While catching these leaks can be done by manually memory profiling, I will show you an automated test that will give a glimpse at whether memory leaks may be occuring.

The actual test is pretty simple though it requires Chrome to run. This is because Chrome comes with some nifty flags that let in browser