Articles in: December 2010 :
On January 18, 2011, at 6pm, Wealthfront will host the 3rd talk in our “Lean Startup for Geeks” series. We will be welcoming Miško Hevery, a well-known agile coach with many contributions to the open-source world such as AngularJS, the Testability Explorer, and the js-test-driver. Miško, who has inspired countless engineers to test effectively, will… Read more
We got a package from our friends at Cryptography Research today. It was a puzzle inside a puzzle, worthy of being a significant plot device in a Dan Brown novel. It took us several minutes to open, then the real fun began in cracking the cryptography. Date: Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 2:08 PMSubject: Re:… Read more
The goal of modeling is to be able to describe and predict the behavior of a system. When modeling systems where the general form of the model is unknown, one must usually begin by looking at data to get a sense for the relationship between model performance and potentially explanatory variables. Analyzing financial data is… Read more
In general, using fixtures in testing is a big no no. Not only does it become a maintenance nightmare, it can also significantly slow down your test suite. Instead, the general practice should be to build out factories. I personally like using machinist for its terse syntax, but because our front end stack relies on… Read more
In this article I briefly explore Wealthfront’s extensive usage of expressive and fluent interfaces in Java such as Kawala, Guice, Mockito, and Guava. To the uninitiated, Java invokes parables of moronic XML, obtuse syntax, and Nile-like constructor calls. As a result, Java’s status as a living language is often questioned and it’s “uncoolness” is dogmatically… Read more
Just kidding. David made us Gin Fizz’s and Whiskey Sours at last night’s poker game. Delicious.