Projects, code, and other infrequently posted thoughts
In engineering as in life, sometimes the best path forward isn't a straight line.
This 'httptest' release includes several enhancements suggested by users, particularly around improving the experience in interactive sessions.
'Technical debt' is neither technical nor debt. Discuss.
The 'readr' package is a fast reader for text data files, and with a couple of tricks, we can make it even faster by only reading the parts of the files we care about.
Maintaining R packages on CRAN sometimes means you have to find creative ways to ensure that your code runs on different platforms and on multiple versions of R---even ones that haven't been released yet.
You don't have to be a web developer to have smooth flow and consistent style across your personal website or blog and your R package websites.
Building a beautiful website for your R package is a great way to improve its documentation, usability, and visibility. 'pkgdown' makes it easy to build your site, particularly if you follow these conventions.
The latest 'httptest' 📦 release provides tools for automatically redacting sensitive information from your test fixtures so that you never accidentally publish your auth tokens. It also includes a number of smaller fixes and enhancements based on user suggestions.
Here's the story of the time I wrote a R package for an undocumented web API in under an hour, with documentation and full test coverage. With the right tools, creating an API client can be quick and painless.