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Seven shades of Git

Tl;dr Every time I stumble upon a Git article on the web, it always talks about how to use it, instead of why I should use it. Wait, isn’t that obvious? We use Git for versioning our code and sharing it with others. This is what Version Control Software (VCS) is used for, afterall.  Thinking like this, it is easy to believe that you can Google your way through Git mastery by searching how-to’s every time you’re stuck on a specific Git-related problem. At least…

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Clean Node – Part 1

I have been working with Node.js for almost 6 years now (started back in 2012 with 0.6.10). During these years, co-workers have been asking me the same question over and over again: "What does your application look like?". It is now time to answer this question (or at least try to) !

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Better network layer on iOS with synchronous calls

In most iOS apps, as app developers, we pay a very special attention to the user interface. For example, we try to perfectly implement the graphical design as proposed by the designer. But on the other hand, we pay very little attention to the other parts of the app such as the the data management or the network layer. In this article, I will explain why, during my last project, as we were trying to improve the unit tests of our network calls, we decided…

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Joyful wind of change: A software craftsmanship short tale

This is the story of a team. A bunch of 11 aspiring software craftsmen who decided to change things around and get their job done in a better way. The story takes place between the 30th and the 50th iteration of the development process of a software. This software is a website serving over 2 million regular users and providing legal information and services to 65 million French citizens. Chapter one: Start from what hurts and set a direction Leaky pipeline It is normal that…

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Keep your gradle dependencies up to date seamlessly

Keeping your dependencies up to date is not the funniest part of a project dev process. Especially if the dependencies list becomes long. However, it is crucial to keep your dependencies as possible close to the up-to-date versions available in order to benefit from the latest upgrades (such as bug fixes). The longer you wait, the harder the upgrade will be. So what if you receive an email every week to inform your team about the last version available of your projects dependencies? Some tools like Lint…

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Track your iOS application code quality using Sonar

This article is the iOS counterpart of Romain's recent article on tracking code quality with Sonar on Android. The problematic remains the same: quality is often overlooked for mobile Apps and the cost of setting up a proper quality tracking environment is usually deemed too high. This article will focus on showing that, while the iOS platform is not as tooled as Android, it's now fast and easy to track code quality on iOS projects. Even though this has been possible in the past mostly…

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Track your Android application code quality using Sonar

When it comes to mobile applications, quality analysis is often overlooked. At first glance these short development bursts don't fit the usual canvas that comes with thorough monitoring, alerts and whatnots. What if this was just a misconception? What if the cost of setting up a proper automated quality tracking environment was actually really low? This article follows a presentation we held at soft-shake last October.

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