Building Tools with GitHub: Customize Your Workflow by Chris Dawson, Ben Straub

By Chris Dawson, Ben Straub

To your subsequent venture on GitHub, reap the benefits of the service’s strong API to satisfy your specified improvement standards. This useful advisor exhibits you the way to construct your personal software program instruments for customizing the GitHub workflow. each one hands-on bankruptcy is a compelling tale that walks you thru the tradeoffs and concerns for construction purposes on most sensible of assorted GitHub technologies.

If you’re an skilled programmer conversant in GitHub, you’ll find out how to construct instruments with the GitHub API and similar open resource applied sciences resembling Jekyll (site builder), Hubot (NodeJS chat robot), and Gollum (wiki).

  • Build an easy Ruby server with Gist API command-line instruments and Ruby’s "Octokit" API client
  • Use the Gollum command-line instrument to construct a picture administration application
  • Build a GUI instrument to go looking GitHub with PythonDocument interactions among third-party instruments and your code
  • Use Jekyll to create a fully-featured web publication from fabric on your GitHub repository
  • Create an Android cellular software that reads and writes info right into a Jekyll repository
  • Host a whole single-page JavaScript software on GitHub
  • Use Hubot to automate pull request reviews

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However, this book concentrates on the critical aspects of being agile and doing agile that managers and executives need to focus on first—that is, the most critical aspects of being adaptive leaders. 5. Note that this model is a starting place, a core on which to expand. Just as asking programmers to collaborate for the first time may be difficult for them, so tackling the tasks in this model may be difficult for leaders. “Doing less,” for example, isn’t usually in managers’ lexicon— they want to do more and more.

An even more difficult change may be getting business departments to think through how they can use frequent deployments to their advantage and then change their business processes to accommodate them. They will also need to decide how to articulate the benefits of these frequent deployments to their customers. For some business departments, daily deployments of new features may have significant consequences; for others, it may not. Finding the right schedule of deployments for different groups means business departments will need to become more agile themselves.

Issues that keep coming up appear to be somewhat universal across the world. Leaders and managers share the following characteristics: They are eager to understand their role beyond software delivery. They want to explore how to expand agile concepts outside IT. info CHAPTER 2 A DAPTIVE LEADERSHIP TODAY 23 They are figuring out ways to be more responsive to business and technology opportunities. They are eager to connect with other leaders and managers. First, the agile community has been focused, and rightfully so, on delivery issues—the principles and practices that have improved software delivery in many organizations.

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