We don’t need to have an immense adventure ahead of us to value ordinary tasks and small steps that enable our growth.
The understanding of a project changes through time as its development continues. Following an obsolete specification, creating only a superficial domain model or coming up with shady half-measures – to avoid any profound effort – won’t stop you from delivering an app, but most definitely it won’t be the app that was needed.
Every now and then we have to establish a new development environment on our machine. Installing lots of tools can get really cumbersome as we are obliged to remember what we need and in what order the installations should be run. In this post I will show you an example bash script that I use for installing a base set of tools. The script can be easily customized and you can fork it on GitHub and adjust to your needs. I strongly recommend using this in your company to make sure that every programmer will be able to install all tools required to work on a given project in a matter of minutes.
Each API requires comprehensive documentaiton. You can generate it using Swagger for a REST API. Its clients will get standardized and thorough insight while you won’t need to worry about keeping it up to date. Learn how to configure Swagger, generate documentation in JSON and render it with Swagger UI when frontend is supported by Angular.
Has your project come to a state where it seems like the only way to move forward and meet deadlines is to hire new employees?
If you use git to secure the outcome of your work frequently, the code responsible for one functionality may be scattered across many commits within a feature branch. You can still commit a unit of work as a whole even if you pushed it to the origin in several stages.
To make sure you will never lose your code, store your project on an online repository hosting service. No matter if you already have some work in progress on your local machine, or you are starting the project from scratch – backup your code online as soon as possible.