Addressing Technical Debt
Let’s talk about technical debt. You have it, I guarantee it. Maybe you’re lucky and it isn’t much, but it is still there. It’s not necessarily your code. It could be your documentation. It could be that you’re not using the latest version of your programming language. It’s always something and it will keep piling on until it becomes an issue. Take time and address it. You may not be building any new features, but you’re ensuring you don’t have more issues down the road. It’s like changing your car’s oil.
Dumpster Diving through Dotfiles: Remote Git Branches
Git is an incredibly powerful tool, and to maximize that power you need to use the CLI. Sorry Sourcetree users, you need to “git” on this train. When you use the command line you can define aliases, which are basically like custom git commands! This article walks through one alias that is used a lot at Thoughtbot.