It's life, Jim, but not as we know it
May 10, 2013
Go faster tip of the week is an old one but has had such a major impact on speeding up tests in a current project (by 50%!) that I think it's worth a plug. And here's a pick of some of the juiciest jalapeños from around the web...
Slides from railsconf about postgres. Not very aptly named as of course, many people aren't using it. After reading it I'm more and more convinced that we should be. I'd normally shy away from embedding soo much logic or functionality in the SQL layer, but I suspect that's because I've been burned by MySQL and MS SQL (the db engines I've used in anger in the past) being too weird. The flip side of that is that when I use a NoSQL db the features discussed in this talk are exactly the sort of things I'd be happy to leave up to the storage engine I'm using. Feels like it might be time to embrace them in a SQL db too.
Git - Jim
I've been using Atlassian's SourceTree successfully for a while, it's got a nice interface for the visual stuff.
They've also just released a very interesting-looking command line tool called tig
Video codec in JS and Git tig II - Matt
Prefer the command line to gui? Here's a command-line git client which provides interactive operations normally found only in the more heavy-weight GUI counterparts. It's also available via homebrew for the Mac users. Details at http://blogs.atlassian.com/2013/05/git-tig/