Github activity fail

Github is quite a fantastic service for source code management and hosts a suite of wonderful tools which can help you manage the development, tracking issues and much more. One of the fun things is the github activity dashboard located on your personal frontpage which shows how much you’ve done. I’m sure it’s mostly a fun thing and it allows you to sort of get an idea of it the account is dead or alive.

Posting With Hugo

Switching to Hugo caused a major change in the workflow behind the site. Wordpress comes with a full-featured backend which allows you to manage basically your entire website (if it’s Wordpress powered), but Hugo don’t. There’s no-backend admin site nor an webeditor to create and manage your posts. It doesn’t bother me. It’s a completely different workflow and I’m starting with a rough minimum flow initially untill I get a bit more expirence running Hugo.

Bread crumbs in version control

I’m sorry but sometimes I really don’t get why even seasoned developers doesn’t learn the art of the commit message in version control system. All too often I’ve come across check-ins where the entire commit message just reads “bugfix”, “change”, “oops” or something just as mindless. The effort of writing a useful message compared to the potential benefit seems to be one the best ratios - but of course the pay-back is usually some time away - too bad.

The art of the commit (in version management)

Most developers (and certainly professional shops) working with software- or webdevelopment has understood the ideas behind sourcecode version management - no matter if they choose to use cvs, subversion, git or any of the other fine systems available. How developers use these systems, can provide an easy insight into who is the dummy, the average and the great developer. When to commit One of the first distinguishing signs is what they commit - is the version management system used as a backup tool or as a version tracking tool.