How do we deliver software? We talk about git branching strategies, as well as automated and non-automated testing and deployment.
In this episode we talk about learning new things. We discuss what got us interested in software in the first place, and how those original motivations still color how we approach learning. Should we learn new things just because we read about them on Hacker News? Should we dive deep and become an expert in a field, or is it just more fun to do new and different things?
Should your company put all of your code in one repository? What are the advantages and disadvantages of one vs. many source code repositories?
In this episode, we talk about version control systems, pull requests, asynchronous work, automated checks, and accepting criticism. We also cover all possible parts of code review - early pull requests, pre-review comments, diff review, and manual testing.
How often should you leave code comments? Is it necessarily a failure to express yourself clearly in the code? Are code comments the best way to communicate with your team? Are your comments helpful, or just cathartic?