The Jimdo Sessions Episode 9 - elasticsearch with Alexander Reelsen

Wow, it’s the 9th Jimdo Session already. We came up with this thing really unintentionally, but everyone liked the format so we decided to keep it. For this edition Alexander Reelsen from Elasticsearch joined us for a Friday, together with his two colleagues, Britta (Machine Learning expert) und Honza (author of The Python Client).

We met him at the Developers Conference Hamburg 2013 and invited him right away to join us for a Jimdo session, since we are always interested in meeting the people behind the products we use!

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Wait for it...a deep dive into Espresso's Idling Resources

(A first draft of this blog post originally appeared on my personal blog: Wait for It…a Deep Dive in Espresso's Idling Resources)

One of the challenges developers have to face when writing UI tests is waiting for asynchronous computations or I/O operations to be completed. In this post I'll describe how I solved that problem using the Espresso testing framework and a few gotchas I learned. I assume you're already familiar with Espresso, so I won't describe the philosophy behind it but instead I'll just focus on how to solve that problem the Espresso way.

Idling Resource

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The Jimdo Sessions Episode 8 - How Sven Fuchs lost his beard with Mathias Meyer

January was pretty busy from the Jimdo Sessions perspective, as you see we already had two talks and there is yet one more to come. The headline might be a bit misleading, you could rephrase it as ‘How to make Travis CI a sustainable business’ but you wouldn't have clicked on that one right? In the 2nd week of January, Mathias Meyer from Travis CI just came along with an old friend Till Klampaeckel. First things first: food at ‘Chez Sam’.

We recently started using Travis CI for some of our private repos. As we do for our public repos for quite a long time! In doing so we also came up with a bunch of ideas on how to improve it, and we thought it would be fun for them to come and visit us! Oh and they also bribed us with a bag of their awesome Travis CI coffee. Mathias was also around for the Chef User Group we also hosted that evening, so I asked him to talk about the story of bootstrapping Travis CI.

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The Jimdo Sessions Episode 7 - Support at Github with Mike Adolphs

This time Mike ‘fooforge’ Adolphs from Github honored us with a visit. He is one of the Github Enterprise developers. He lives pretty close to our HQ in Hamburg, at least on the scale all the remote githubbers. We met Mike at the “Github from Scratch” Open Tech School workshop which a fellow Jimdude organized and also some of us helped as a coach. We quickly figured out it would be great to get to know each other better. So we invited him to see our offices and try our awesome lunch at ‘Chez Sam’.

As with every other visit we also planned this one with a lunch, but unfortunately Mike had to pass because of stomach issues, so he had to come back another day. Afterwards we reorganized our kitchen / meeting space so that Mike could take the stage to tell us a bit about support at Github Enterprise.

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