Why I didn't implement a npm search-site.

In my last post, I wrote that the search function of npmjs.com is not as good as I would wish for and that I had to click through with a large number of packages that are appearently unfinished and fallow. I said, it would be nice to have a better tool: Something that filters packages or has a better ranking, so that the high quality packages appear in my results first. It would greatly reduce the time, I spend for finding adequate packages and it would greatly reduce my frustration. This blog post is about how I tried to...

Dead code

When I look for a module that fits my needs I always ask myself. Is this module mantained? Will I get bugfixes when I report them? Will the API be breaking soon? The node- and npm-folks take pride in the growth-rate of the node community. In this JS-Conf-Talk, Mikael Rogers shows graphs where npm outnumbers Maven and is still the fastest growing opensource ecosystem in the world. "240 new packages per day", "Make it supersimple". The npmjs website itself states: "When everyone else is adding force, we work to reduce friction.". I do agree up to a point. It's great...

swagger-to-html, Bootprint, Customize

This was the reply to a github issue, but it actually didn't belong there. Somehow I felt I shold tell the whole story of Bootprint... I was looking for something to document our REST-services at work and stumbled across Swagger and the Swagger-UI. Swagger-UI is great and we are using it, but it's nothing you can print out or give to someone offline as service-reference. So I had a look and found Swagger-Codegen which can create client code for a Swagger-Spec in different languages. It can also create HTML. But when you look at the usage instructions, this is nothing,...

My new blog

I haven't written a lot in the past. But now, I feel the urge to do so again. So, in this place, I'll write. As soon as I get ghost running safely......