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Bitbucket is often viewed as second best compared to GitHub. And while I love GitHub dearly, I have to say that it’s not true. It’s as good as GitHub. Sure, it doesn’t offer all GitHub features yet (Releases, for example), but it does offer a few features of its own, which are not found in GitHub (Projects and Approvals come to mind).
With the recent advances in Atlassian Connect – an API integration layer – there’s been quite a few apps and services that extend Bitbucket beyond what GitHub users are accustomed to. Have a look at this Pull request guidelines for Bitbucket Cloud.
It looks simple. But it’s super handy and provides functionality, which is not as trivial as you might think.
Tao of Backup is yet another way to tell people to backup their files. Not only it explains why it is important, but also how to do it properly. My favorite chapter is on testing:
|The novice asked the backup master: “Master, now that my backups have good coverage, are taken frequently, are archived, and are distributed to the four corners of the earth, I have supreme confidence in them. Have I achieved enlightenment? Surely now I comprehend the Tao Of Backup?”||The master paused for one minute, then suddenly produced an axe and smashed the novice’s disk drive to pieces. Calmly he said: “To believe in one’s backups is one thing. To have to use them is another.”
The novice looked very worried.
Funny, but so true.
Every day some new super hyped web service is born, and every other day some old web service is decommissioned. It’s been going on for so long, that rarely do I pay much attention to these things. I need a few recommendations. I want to hear excitement. I want to hear why and how this can be useful to me. A mere press release doesn’t cut it.
Today, I was recommended a service that is so easy and useful that it blew my mind. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you appear.in . Think of the all the good things Skype is, without all the bad things that come with it. Video, voice, and text chat, screen sharing, free, multiple participants (up to 8), private and public conversations, excellent voice and video quality, and no installation of software necessary – works right out of the browser, even on the mobile.
It’s so easy and fun to use that I’ve spent most of the day chatting to my colleagues even when they were in the same room. We had two and three way conversations with screen sharing and text messages (handy for the URLs) and it worked really well.
Come to think of it, the only thing that I didn’t see (maybe it’s there and maybe it’s not) is file transfer. But there are so many different ways these days to send a file that I don’t worry about that too much. A quality video chat with screen sharing is a different ball game altogether.
namechk is a handy tool for those who’s looking for new domains and social network profile names. In one go you can see an overview of what’s available and what’s not.
Computer Science from the Bottom Up — A free, online book designed to teach computer science from the bottom end up. Topics covered include binary and binary logic, operating systems internals, toolchain fundamentals and system library fundamentals.