November 7, 2014 by Roman Ožana

Team Roundup #2: Our Best Finds from Last Month!

Team Testomato is always on the hunt for interesting news about what’s going on in web development and the tech industry. We’ve pulled together another team roundup of our favorite finds from last month to share with you!

BreakoutDetection in the Wild

Looking for a way to detect significant changes in your time series data? Twitter just released an open-source package on GitHub to help you: BreakoutDetection R package.

According to Twitter:

Our main motivation behind creating the package has been to develop a technique to detect breakouts which are robust, from a statistical standpoint, in the presence of anomalies.

As the practice of collecting and mining millions of metrics becomes increasingly common, companies now have the ability to detect breakouts in time series data. Breakouts can potentially impact availability and performance, so early detection is extremely important.

ZenHub’s project management platform aims to make it easier for non-techies to use GitHub

zenhub task

GitHub has become so popular that services are being built around it. ZenHub is one of the latest projects aimed at making Github workflows more streamlined for users, especially those who do not have coding or development experience.

5 Practical Examples For Learning The React Framework

react tutorial

Facebook’s JavaScript framework React is used by a lot of popular websites, including Facebook and Instagram. React is built around the concept of components, rather than using two-way data bindings to update the HTML of a page like Angular or Ember. This tutorial provides a quick overview and 5 practical examples for building with React.

How We Figured Out What Makes People Love Ghost 1,000% More

ghost onboarding

Detailed post from Ghost founder John O’Nolan about the importance of strong onboarding. He demonstrates how finding the “Aha” moments during a customer’s onboarding experience can help you focus on improving the areas related to successful conversion. Don’t assume you know what those moments are! Look at your data.


Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things built on top of Node.js. It provides a simple, powerful way to incorporate multiple hardware devices at the same time.

You can access important features from your command line using the Gort Command Line Interface (CLI) . Cylon also has its own CLI to generate new modules, robots, and drivers. It supports 31 different platforms, including: Sphero, Arduino, Tessel, Leap Motion, Pebble, etc.

L20n by Mozilla

L20n is a localization framework developed by Mozilla, which removes the needs for developers to thoroughly understand the specifics of a natural language and provides an opportunity for localizers to create better translations.

Bonus: Video Talks From JSConf EU 2014

JSConf is a series of Javascript conferences from around the world. Videos of the conference talks are released after each event.

Here’s a great talk from Jake Archibald about creating web apps that can compete with native apps:

Be sure to check out the full list of videos here.

What’s the most interesting thing you read last month? We’d love to hear! 

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