Write history, keep a diary

Jachim Coudenys (08.Jun.2018 at 13:30, 45 min)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

Nowadays developers, and others, have the habit to use Git or other version control systems when writing software. While the benefits of this are mostly seen by means of pull/merge requests, easy “undo” functionality, team collaboration and others, the real benefit is history. When did we change this piece of code, and more importantly: why?

By using clever commit message and branch strategies, you can reconstruct the way your or your colleagues’ brain was thinking a year ago! It will help you pinpoint the exact ticket where a client requested a specific change and by who it was sanctioned.

Start keeping a diary today, and write history!

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Rating: 3 of 5

08.Jun.2018 at 14:37 by Pim Elshoff (77 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Give the speaker feedback

Jachim shared with us some hard won wisdom, that
I think everyone should know. He was knowledgable
and had the gusto to do a live demonstration! But as
these things go, the first live demo had a little mistake
and Jachim became nervous after that.

For a 4/5 I would like to see a little bit less content
and more call to action. I can't remember everything
from a list of bulletpoints, so show me the model
again and get me to go to the next level.

For a 5/5 I want to see you remain composed during
the live demo. Worst case scenario you demonstrated
that mistakes are easily made in git - and easily fixed.

Thanks for your talk. I would love to see you speak
more.

Rating: 3 of 5

08.Jun.2018 at 14:43 by Jasper N. Brouwer (74 comments) via Joind.in iPhone app

Goeie talk, duidelijk en helder advies. Leuk idee om Richardson Maturity Model te gebruiken!
De presentatie was iets hakkelig, maar niets wat niet met meer oefenen/uitvoeren verholpen kan worden ?

Rating: 3 of 5

08.Jun.2018 at 16:46 by Chris Chambers (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Even though the live demos didn’t quite go too plan i took away some good advice from this talk.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Jun.2018 at 18:14 by Kenneth Schabrechts (55 comments) via Web2 LIVE

First of all I think this is a really good subject to talk about. The commenting system of git is easily overlooked during development.

As we discussed after I think it would be wise to maybe take a different approach on the bullet points with the comments.

The live demo is a nice touch but foresee a back-up plan. If it goes wrong I would say it is easy to make mistakes in git and show us how to fix that.

However, this is a good talk!

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Jun.2018 at 23:21 by Dennis D (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Learned a lot from your talk that I can use while working on projects, thanks for that!

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Jun.2018 at 09:44 by Thijs Feryn (185 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Jachim is a Git PRO, I know this first hand. The idea behind the talk is brilliant, but the fact that some of the demos didn't work out as planned is a bummer.

Maybe compartmentalize the talk a bit more in the future and attach simple pre-recorded Git examples to each step.

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