Archive for the tag 'source-control'

Dec 07 2013

Code Reviews – Use a gate, not a drive-by

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Does your team / project use code reviews? If not, I suggest starting today. There are countless resources online about how and why to do code reviews; there are numerous code review tools, open source and commercial. Who should review code? A great question, perhaps for other blog posts. When should code be reviewed? Hopefully also […]

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May 31 2013

Opaque Binary Formats are Terrible

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I’m looking at you, Crystal Reports! Opaque binary file formats for development assets are a scourge on the software development community. Here’s some context. At Oasis Digital we typically work on complex enterprise data systems. These systems have a long life, with multiple (or many) developers working concurrently and over time. These systems are important […]

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Aug 23 2010

What is the Best Git GUI (Client) for Windows?

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I adopted Git as my primary source control tool a couple of years ago, when I was using Windows as my primary (90%) desktop OS. Since then I’ve switched to 75% Mac OSX, but I still use Git on Windows for a few projects, and I get a lot of questions about Git on Windows. […]

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Oct 08 2009

Missing your .svn\tmp directories? One line fix.

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You may find with “svn cleanup” (or its TortoiseSVN equivalent) fails with an error message about “system cannot find the path specified”. If you research this error, you may find that the SVN dev team knows that svn-cleanup does not clean up this particular problem, and as of SVN version 1.6.5, considers that OK. There […]

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Apr 30 2009

gitosis on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

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As of April 2009, the gitosis package in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty is broken; it fails with an error like so: pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: gitosis==0.2 There are quite a few pages and mailing list messages that mention this. I only found one with a good hint toward a solution, which was that it is also a known issue […]

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Oct 12 2008

Webby – Client-side, static content management system

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This afternoon I rebuilt using Webby, stripping out hand-coded HTML and replacing it with much more maintainable Markdown. The site looks about the same as before (which is to say, mediocre), but under the hood it is much easier to update. We intend to use this new ease, to move forward in improving it. […]

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