Luke Kilpatrick talks about “gitStream (Way Faster ColdFusion Git Merging)” in this episode of the ColdFusion Alive Podcast with host Michaela Light.
“We'll talk about cool things you can do with Git to speed up your whole merge process using a new tool called Git stream.”
- Show notes
- What is Git?
- How does gitStream help?
- gitStream features
- What does gitStream cost?
- Mentioned in this episode
- Listen to the Audio
- Join the CF Alive revolution
What is Git?
- Why should all CFers be using it?
Top CF source control software
- GitHub was is made by Microsoft now
What are Branches, Pull Requests and Merges
Branches of the code tree
Code edit conflicts – merge required
Most edits in different parts of the code base usually don’t need a merge with humans
Risk of breaking the build
CI – Continuous Integration
- CD – Continuous development – automated testing (TDD)
Pull request (PR) is the request to do the merge + code review
More rapid deployment cycles on the cloud
Why do Merges suck in most companies?
- Waiting on humans to do the code review, who is best to review this change?
- Getting up to speed on that particular part of the code and why the change was made
How does gitStream help?
- It analyses the pull request
- Uses CM YAML file to decide
- Types of change
- Small change – auto-approve
- Standard change – who will review
- Critical change – to core code
- Who is the best person to review
- Tags the PR
- Compare to triage at hospital ER department
- Small branches
- Fast PRs
- PR 100% faster (average time from 7 days to 3.5 days)
- Visibility and statistics on merge times
- Triage of PRs
- Estimated time to review
- Works with VS Code
- Stateful labels, color coding
What does gitStream cost?
- gitStream is free for all
- Reporting etc is free for upto 8 developers
- Paid Entreprise features beyond this
Hack-tober fest support for spam PRs
Is this just for commercial repos or can open source projects use it too? Any GitHub hosted repo
- GitHub marketplace
- Adding to GitLabs, BitBucket etc
- VS Code extension
Mentioned in this episode
- Continuous Merge, a way to categorize and speed up code reviews on GitHub
- Hacktoberfest and gitStream
- Is DevRel forgetting the people who run software in production? — Luke Kilpatrick and Mark Lavi – YouTube
Listen to the Audio
Luke Kilpatrick started as a web developer in 1996, transitioning to building developer programs in 2010 with VMware. He has led or worked on developer experience teams at Sencha, Atlassian, Nutanix, Hazelcast and now at LinearB, working to improve the developer experience and speed up code reviews. Luke has managed and spoken at developer events worldwide, with highlights being Atlassian Appweek, Nutanix .NEXT, DevRelCon and /Data's Future Developer Summit. He lives in California, where he spends his spare time, on or under the ocean.
Michaela Light 0:02
Welcome back to the show. I'm here with Luke Kilpatrick. And we're going to be talking about cool things you can do with Git to speed up your whole merge process using a new tool called Git stream. And we'll get into that in a moment. But first, if you don't know, look, he's been doing Cold Fusion for years, nearly
Luke Kilpatrick 0:22
two decades, right? Yeah. Yeah. A long time.
Michaela Light 0:25
Yeah. And you started off doing web development even before that, when the web hardly even existed in 1996. And right now, you do you lead the developer experience team at Linear B. And you've done that developer relations role at quite a few companies. So
Luke Kilpatrick 0:46
yeah, I've been doing developer relations, but last 1012 years, cold fusion has always been sort of one of my first loves. And that's what got me into doing web development. And I had the opportunity to work with some of the greats. Going back to broad choice back in the early back in the late aughts, but 2007 2008 worked with the break Hampton and Shawn Corfield, and Brian Renault are, Brian, Brian Kotek. And, Joe, just Jeff, I've had the chance that and actually fairly recently, at Nutanix, I actually had Jared Rucker, Howard working for me. That name sounds familiar.
Michaela Light is the host of the CF Alive Podcast and has interviewed more than 100 ColdFusion experts. In each interview, she asks "What Would It Take to make CF more alive this year?" The answers still inspire her to continue to write and interview new speakers.
Michaela has been programming in ColdFusion for more than 20 years. She founded TeraTech in 1989. The company specializes in ColdFusion application development, security and optimization. She has also founded the CFUnited Conference and runs the annual State of the CF Union Survey.
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