One of my favorite tools in the git tool suite is
git-bisect. For those of
you unfamiliar with it,
git-bisect is a sort of magical program that you
can use to quickly find which commit introduced a problem into a repository.
It does this by checking out commits in your repository's history, and you tell
it whether the state of the commits for whatever you're testing is good or bad.
It minimizes the number of times you need to do this by using a binary search
algorithm. Futhermore, if you have an automated test suite, you can tell
git-bisect to run the tests on your behalf (using
git bisect run) and
drive the whole process by itself. It has proven very useful to me over the
years, both in open source and commercial work.
Posted on 2016-11-15
As I've mentioned before, I have a lot of ideas flying around at once. Over the years, I have tried many various systems for keeping my thoughts organized in a single place - I've tried various wikis, vimwiki, a simple Git repository full of text files, you name it. However, lately I have been using something new, and since it blows my mind on a constant basis, I thought I'd share it with you: it's called TiddlyWiki.Read More…
Posted on 2016-11-11
A few weeks ago I participated in a hack 'n' tell organized by RokkinCat and held at Ward 4 in Milwaukee. RokkinCat organizes these because, as they explain in their blog post, Wisconsin is last in startup activity, and I was happy to participate to try and make my home state a better place to work and live.Read More…
Posted on 2016-11-10
I have a lot of ideas for side projects, but as most people will tell you, having ideas is easy - it's executing them that's hard and important. While I'm a skilled idea-haver, I am really bad at prioritizing them, as well as executing them.Read More…
Posted on 2016-08-22
Due to especially busy summer months, language of the month is on hiatus. Over the last few months of conducting this experiment, I've had a chance to collect my thoughts on the experiment as a whole, and I thought now would be a good time to share them!Read More…
Posted on 2016-08-09