Most software developers are always looking to improve their skills and experience. What is the last cutting-edge technology I can learn? what antipatterns should avoid? what are the new updates of my favorite framework? These things are important for all of us and for the companies we work in, but in all this chaotic mess of libraries, conventions, patterns, … we could easily forget the basics that we learn when we studied the concepts of algorithm design: “an algorithm should be efficient”. But, is it really that important? when should we worry about that?
Some time ago, at my company, we had the problem that certain parts of our users should use some different versions of our services depending on the subscription plan that they have at that moment. As we are running microservices using Docker containers and Kubernetes we had to come with some different ideas on how to implement this.
During these past days I was struggling with something that I thought it should be straightforward: I have one repository on GitHub and I wanted to commit changes using two different computers, my PC from home and my Mac from work. At first glance, I was wondering if only cloning my repository in my Mac laptop and start pushing some commits could work, and it worked partially, but when checking the repository from GitHub I discovered some weird issues with the authority of the commit:
Git is an excellent tool to safely develop applications with total control of our source code. It can be used to track changes, collaborate with others and save your work in remote in servers that GitHub or Bitbucket offer us. But all people have bad days and mistakes can occur at any moment. Luckily, Git implements some mechanisms to fix all those commits that you pushed with a wrong identity, really bad messages or you just want to remove them forever.
There is always a good reason to face a new challenge, but sometimes you just don’t know what could be a good one. As programmer you have a bunch of opportunities that sometimes can overwhelm. Should I create a new app? What technologies should I choose? What if my idea is not original? How big this new project should be?
Welcome! This is the first post of CodePull, a blog project that I wanted to arrange long time ago. Let me introduce myself, my name is Alejandro and I’m a software developer. I’m passionate of last technologies, best practices and all topics related to Computer Science… and yes, I can consider myself a geek 🙂
What I’m looking for by creating this blog is a place to share my knowledge or experiences that could help you out someday. All the topics are welcome and suggestions will be highly appreciated.
Also, I’ll try to find some collaborators that like me, they would like to spread their skills or thoughts using this platform. Everyone is welcome in this blog!
Please join me in this adventure and, if you like the content you see or have any questions, just add some comments so I can hear you!
And, of course, thank you for visiting us!