Shell (Bash) Aliases Are Awesome

Linux shells allow you to create aliases for commands – a word you type to run another command or set of commands. You may have already encountered aliases, since most flavors come with a few variations of “ls” already created, so if you have ever typed “ll” and gotten the same output as “ls -alF”, […]

Pull Requests and Code Reviews Are an Engineering Team’s Magic Bullet

Here’s some background about me; I worked at companies that didn’t do pull requests. We wrote our garbage code quickly, released quickly, and spent a good portion of our time firefighting when we should have been learning and improving as employees. We were stressed, overworked, and constantly in situations where we were afraid to innovate […]