Testing in Angular

Testing in Angular

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Lately, we have been using Angular as our main framework for developing single-page applications (SPA) in ORBIT Lab, so in this blogpost I will try to sum up my experiences and hopefully, in the process, create a guide with some examples of the different methods for testing components, services, templates and routes.  Angular itself has complete documentation on how to build and structure your application in https://angular.io/docs. The documentation is easy to navigate, read and follow. It includes mainly good examples. They have also written a lot about testing https://angular.io/guide/testing, but in my opinion, it was hard to use this documentation directly in an attempt to do TDD (test-driven development) when building a SPA. So here is my attempt to make it easier.  TDD This is not a post about…
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Toitware finds collaborators in the ORBIT Lab Community

Toitware finds collaborators in the ORBIT Lab Community

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[caption id="attachment_3682" align="alignleft" width="4608"] Toitware Online Hackathon, November 2020.[/caption] – A story of the collaboration between an Aarhus University tech and innovation hub and a tech startup. The Aarhus-based tech startup, Toitware, is an example of a startup that truly understands how to explore the potential of collaborating with the local startup ecosystem and student environments at AU. In ORBIT Lab, Toitware has found a community of tech-minded people who are eager to learn about new technologies and programming languages and happy to provide valuable feedback. Highlights in the history of a partnership Since ORBIT Lab’s official opening in 2017, Toitware’s CEO and co-founder, Kasper Verdich Lund, has been an active part of the ORBIT Lab Community. Back then, he was a Software Engineer at Google – one of ORBIT Lab’s…
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Good news for AU students who want to improve their UX skills

Good news for AU students who want to improve their UX skills

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ORBIT Lab and the Copenhagen-based tech startup, Preely, form a partnership that will enable AU students to develop their user experience and design skills and conduct remote user testing on their digital projects.  Many AU students – regardless of their study program – will work with digital applications during the course of their studies. Some study programs focus on the technical aspects in a design process; e.g. how can we build an app? Others focus more on the business side of the product; what business model should we go for, and how can we create a demand in the market? Often, the design process is completed before involving the users – choices have been made based on assumptions about the users’ preferences and behavior. However, building successful digital products requires…
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From student startup in ORBIT Lab to full-time tech startup: Consibio’s entrepreneurial journey continues in Incuba

From student startup in ORBIT Lab to full-time tech startup: Consibio’s entrepreneurial journey continues in Incuba

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[caption id="attachment_3464" align="alignnone" width="1000"] In the event of the 200th anniversary of H.C. Ørsted's discovery of electromagnetism, Consibio was selected to represent AU's entrepreneurs at the official opening event, where they also had the opportunity to tell HRH Crown Prince Frederik about their company.Photo: Mikal Schlosser / HCØ2020[/caption] The three founders of the student startup, Consibio, have all completed their studies and can now call themselves Civil Engineers in Chemistry and Biotechnology from Aarhus University. Since they started their company, they have been part of the incubation environment in ORBIT Lab at AU School of Engineering. Now, they are ready for the next step in their entrepreneurial journey as a part of Incuba, Navitas.  The company was founded in 2017, and since then the three founders have been part of…
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New partnership to introduce XR technology to AU students

New partnership to introduce XR technology to AU students

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ORBIT Lab and the Aarhus-based software development and consulting company, Unity Studios, are forming a partnership to increase knowledge about and experience with XR technology (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality). The industry is beginning to spot – and invest in – XR technology, which still has great unexploited potential. Grundfos, one of Unity Studios' largest customers, uses XR technology, for example, to hold customer meetings, train employees and provide support from a distance.  As the first and only certified Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner in Denmark, and with customers such as Saxo Bank, Total, Haldor Topsøe and Novo Nordisk, Unity Studios is one of the frontrunners in getting the technologies integrated into leading Danish companies. However, for students who want to learn about and work with the technology, there are…
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Winners of The Orbies, Winter 2020

Winners of The Orbies, Winter 2020

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Thursday, February 6th, for the 5th time, our ORBIT Lab community and collaborators came together to celebrate and be inspired by the awesome and innovative projects at The Orbies, Winter 2020. Students, researchers, industry experts and tech startup leaders experienced a wide range of techy products and prototypes ranging from autonomous drone delivery systems, over distributed machine learning solutions for image processing to new keyboard technology for hand-impaired users. Groups with projects ranging from recent startup ideas to Master Thesis projects competed to win the prestigious golden Orbies Statuettes. A highly skilled and high-profile Panel of Judges made up of industry experts and researchers awarded five of the best projects with statuettes in five categories. Otto Bjerg Hausgaard from Vækstfonden (The Danish State’s Investment Fund) and member of the Panel…
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Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

Report from GOTO Copenhagen 2019

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[caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Malthe and Kristoffer, two of the other ORBIT'ers attending GOTO. Photo: Brian Vestergaard Danielsen[/caption] ORBIT Lab’s Software Engineer, Brian, was lucky enough to get a ticket for GOTO Copenhagen 2019, which took place in the Bella Center from 18th–20th of November. Apart from being a great place to meet new, interesting people and to catch up with old friends and colleagues the conference was packed with inspiring tech talks on topics ranging from quantum computing, security and ethics, psychology and straight-up nerdy developer stuff such as programming, software architecture and the latest and greatest features in frameworks that developers use on a daily basis. Below, you can read his account of some of the talks he found most interesting. Space shuttle Stephen Carter from Cranfield University…
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Consibio: Running a student startup and contributing to a sustainable future

Consibio: Running a student startup and contributing to a sustainable future

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  [caption id="attachment_2636" align="alignnone" width="2500"] The three founders of Consibio, from left: Johan Egsgaard Thomsen, Emil Jakobsen and Søren Jessen Kjær. Photo: Lars Kruse[/caption]   Back in 2017, Biotechnology and Chemical engineering students Emil Jakobsen, Johan Egsgaard Thomsen and Søren Jessen Kjær joined forces to form the student startup, Consibio. Even though it seems like a lot of work to run a startup alongside full-time studies, the three founders agree: if you are planning to become an entrepreneur, do it while you are studying – the earlier, the better! Filling a gap in the market The idea to start Consibio came when Johan did his internship at Aarhus School of Engineering in 2015. For the tasks he had to perform, he could have used what has now become Consibio’s bread…
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Girl’s Day in Science

Girl’s Day in Science

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Last week for the national event, Girls’ Day in Science, ORBIT Lab had the pleasure of guiding a group of high school students through the basics of app programming. At the end of the workshop, the girls had programmed two apps. Professor and ORBIT Lab Commander, Kasper Løvborg Jensen, explained the rapid development of mobile technologies and how apps spread to every corner of the world, before moving on to a hands-on workshop on Android app development. In the first part of the workshop, the students were shown how to build an app that could show endless random pictures of cats from the internet. In the second part, they programmed their own Instagram-like app and shared some selfies to a custom website set up for the workshop. This way, they…
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Innovative student projects receive awards at The Orbies

Innovative student projects receive awards at The Orbies

Events, Uncategorised
Around 120 people were gathered in ORBIT Lab on September 12th for the fourth edition of The Orbies – an event that showcases some of the best and most ambitious projects where the common denominator is the implementation of innovative solutions based on emerging digital technologies. A high-profile Panel of Judges from industry and tech startups evaluated the projects and awarded Orbie statuettes in five of the seven categories. During the months leading up to the event, employees and students were able to nominate projects from the past semester that had made a particular impression, e.g. projects that display a high level of technical skills and a creative approach to solving problems. The students presented their projects as pitches, demos or videos and apart from the statuettes awarded by the…
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