Github Self Review



Git and github have developed the well known pull request workflow. In that the master branch is only pulled and any code changes are brought back through a pull request that will be approved by a contributor or colleague. Part of the pull request workflow also contains automated checks, such as building the software, running unit tests or static code analysis. This has become the first line of defense for code quality and an industry standard procedure.

The code review process also has an interesting tenagential benefit. Because you will be presenting your code to someone else, you want to ensure a consistent scope. This makes sure that each commit actually contains one change and this forces you to think through and plan your code changes.

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Efficient Standup Meetings



All modern and agile organizations have them, stand-up or daily meetings. They are a short daily sync, generally in the morning, that make sure every team member is up to speed on what everybody is doing.

The use of the stand-up is to pick up slack and make sure that certain vital information is communicated. To be honest a functional team would not need this kind of meeting, since all this info would be shared over a coffee or at the water cooler. But even the best teams make sure that the stand-up is observed, since break down in communication can be a risky and expensive situation.

Software developers staning in a circle.

"Stand up meeting" by Ben Terrett is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 .

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Getting Rid of the Consent Popup.



How do you get rid of the consent popup?

Simple, don't use cookies or store the users data. As simple as this sounds, unfortunatly this is not as simple to implement.

Before we get into the details, let's look at why we needed a consent popup in the first place. There are basically 3 pieces of legislation of interest:

Although there exist more laws and directives, these are the most stringent laws around online privacy. So as a rule of thumb if you comply with these laws, you comply with all other weaker laws. Without going into to much detail, the gist of the laws is, before you collect data about your users and hand it of to third parties, you need to get explicit and informed consent for doing so.

But I have a static blog, I am not collecting any data, right? I don't need a cookie and privacy banner.

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