Version control is something that all developers have to work through. It is such an essential part of working in the software field, especially in teams. There are many tools, utilities, commands and scenarios to learn. One facet that sometimes is overlooked is the commit message itself.
Over time, an individual or organization will create a number of software projects. The purpose of these repositories is to facilitate libraries, micro-services, documentation, mono-repositories, etc. Every so often, the time comes when a repository is no longer used. This article will outline how to archive these repositories, and the benefits to be realized.
When operating software in a production environment it is expected to have some unplanned disruptions over time. While the primary task is to resolve the disruption so that the impact is minimized, it is still very much important to track the disruption itself. Disruption reports provide transparency to others, accountability in the actionable tasks, a place for discussion, categorical data, and also a summary of the event.
Slack statuses can be a powerful communication tool for setting up expectations on response times. Using Zapier we look at how we can automate Slack statuses for meetings and focus times.
Todoist does not have strong keyboard navigation and shortcuts. Fortunately, there is a browser extension that augments the web client to support better keyboard navigation. This article outlines how to gain this functionality in a desktop version of Todoist using 'nativefier'.