Navigating a git repository how to scc software engineering Jun 20, 2020

Navigating the Commit Graph

This example commit graph shows the history of our project. Each commit (blue circle) represents a snapshot of our project at a particular point in time. This article is about how to go back in time and visit one of these past commits. We’ll use variations of...
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Technical Skills For Agile Development

June 24, 11:00am MT

Agile has a lot to say about how we manage the software development lifecycle, but it requires good technical skills to be successful.

Often we get caught up in the software development lifecycle side of agile software development. It is...

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Git For Teams book reviews scc software engineering Jun 17, 2020

The traditional approach to teaching git is to start with the details of how git stores and indexes content and build upon that to get to the commonly used commands. This method does give you a really good understanding of what is going on under the hood. It does a very good job of explaining...

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Git Tips For Beginners scc software engineering software tools Jun 15, 2020

Git is a great source code control tool, but it is not known for being user friendly. It’s actually a shame. The way in which git stores and references content is incredibly elegant, but it’s UI seems more of an afterthought. The command structure is not at all consistent and some...

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Git Basics scc software engineering Jun 10, 2020

I am working on some new training material on git. I thought I would use a series of blog posts to kind explore some ideas and help clarify my thinking. Learning git can be difficult. I want this material to be approachable to beginners, yet still detailed enough that they have an understanding...

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Every Crisis Is The End Of An Illusion coding philosophy Jun 08, 2020

So I read a book earlier this year called “The Secrets of Consulting”. It was a very good book. You can read my review here. There was one part of the book that I didn’t put in the review that really stuck with me. I have been thinking about it a lot recently.

“It...

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A Great Intro To Unit Testing book reviews unit testing Jun 03, 2020

As many of you may know Fabiola De la Cueva and Richard Jennings came out with a new LabVIEW book this year (actually the 5th edition of an existing book) LabVIEW Graphical Programming. I have been meaning to write a review, but I have put it off because I haven’t had time to read the...

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VIWeek Recap conferences Jun 01, 2020

#VIWeek was a huge sucess! Thanks to Steve and DSH for initiating it and Derek, Michael, and many others who picked the ball up and ran with it. And of course, thank you to all of the presenters.

I saw many of the presentations, but not all of them. I had some work meetings and there were a few...

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Hiding in Complexity coding philosophy May 27, 2020

I have this problem. I procrastinate. Not all the time, but often. The thing is you wouldn’t notice it just by watching me. I always appear to be busy. The problem is I often hide in complexity.

The best example I can come up with is when it comes to sales. I know the best way to make...

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The Value of Software Quality coding philosophy software engineering May 25, 2020

So I stumbled upon a few things recently:

  • a J.B. Rainsberger presentation about “The Economics of Software Development”
  • a video by Andrea Goulet that touches on some similar issues (thanks Fab for recommending!).
  • a video by Jessica Joy Kerr on “The Secret to Software...
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To Depend Or Not To Depend coding philosophy software engineering May 20, 2020

The whole idea of using open source libraries and whether it is even a good idea to include dependencies in our projects at all has been on my mind lately for a variety of reasons. I have been listening a lot to the maintainable podcast and there is a lot of discussion on there about...

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Zoom Workshops lessons learned. software engineering May 18, 2020

We just wrapped up a set of workshops at the end of April. After each set of workshops, I like to take a look back and evaluate. It’s kind of like an agile retrospective. I was particularly interested in the results of this since it was the first workshop since COVID19 and the first time...

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