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git integration with pm tool

Git integration with PM tool

With the project management tools one can organize manage and track the projects across the board. Currently in our organization JIRA is the tool which is integrated to the Git repository, with the help of JIRA we are able to track issues, manage products, configure dashboards, reports, scrums, plugins etc.

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Git Integration to IDE

In our organization, Microsoft visual studio is mainly used as a Integrated development environment because of its unique features like IntelliSense, Command Palette, Integrated version control and debugging feature. Other IDE used in the organization are namely Eclipse, Android Studio, Netbeans, Xamarin etc.

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Code Deployment in Cloud

Azure cloud pipeline is mainly used for the code deployment in the cloud environment. Our organization has successfully deployed multiple codes in the cloud environment using Azure and AWS. This process automates application deployments to Amazon instances, on-premises instances, serverless Lambda functions etc.

Jira

JIRA is one of the most widely used product management tool which includes: -

  1. Issue tracking & management:-

    This tool allows user to improve the precision in defining workflow, managing daily tasks and tracking project progress. These features are more superior to other tools.

  2. Product Management: -

    This tool allows the user to create a project, design sprints inside these projects. Also manage these by creating stories and allocation of resources [ teams, timing allocation] in order to complete the sprints.

  3. Configurable dashboard with widgets: -

    The dashboard allows the user to have customization on the details of project tracking, scrum tracking, burndown charts, performance of the team.These charts or details allows the user to make decisions on the projects.

  4. Reporting: -

    Gives best reports to understand the progress of the project. Helps you with total spent verses the estimation, which helps us to understand the budget very preciously.

  5. Scrum & Kanban: -

    Helps you with configurable scrum and Kanban boards. Where you can use Scrum board for managing your board, which you can use Kanban to manage bugs, epics in the system.

  6. Plugins Support: -

    Jira supports a ton of external plugins which can be used to manage everything regarding your product inside Jira; Like GitHub, Software Testing.

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Branch Creation

In this system, one has to switch from a centralized version control system to branch creation as explained in the Git. This approach changes the way development team develops the software. If the organization are looking for big programs/code, then one needs to approach it using the branch connection due to involvement of number of different coders.

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Features of Branch Workflow

  1. As stated earlier, one of the big advantages of Git is its ability in branching the big problems. With the help of branching the problems are divided into smaller problems.The coders can concentrate on their particular task instead of trying to solve the entire program. This approach turns out to be cheaper than centralized version.

  2. With the usage of branches every change is applicable for that particular branch, hence the developer can individually work on his specific branch and forget about the big picture or problem in this instance.

  3. This also helps in maintaining the production quality code in the branch. This approach is more reliable and has the ability to directly edit the production code.This also helps in agile software development work. One can implement a policy where each Jira ticket is addressed in its own feature branch.

Visual Studio

Once the branching is done each of the developers may work in visual studio as a working copy that points back to a single central repository. Git is a distributed version control system instead of a working copy each developer gets their own local repository complete with a full history of commits.

Visual Studio code is a source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and MacOS. It is knows for its speed, agility with its ability to view, edit, run and debug source code for applications. Visual Studio Code is a completely different product when compared to Visual Studio. It is cross platform – works on windows, linux and mac while Visual Studio only works on windows operating system and Mac operating system.

  1. Intellisense for programming language: -

    Intellisense is a feature which allows code editing during code completion, parameter info, quick info, “code completion”, “content assist”, and “cod hinting”. This feature is provided for JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, Less and Sass out of the box. We can also add IntelliSense extension for other languages as well which are not supported by default.

  2. Command Palette: -

    Visual studio has inbuilt Integrated terminal initially starting at the root of the opened project. This is a unique feature since this has ease of access for the developer.There is no need to switch windows or alter the state of an existing terminal to perform a quick command line task.

  3. Integrated Version Control (Built-in Git): -

    Visual Studio code has built-in Git integration, which helps in visualizing the changes instantly after the change is applied on the production code. With this integration, one can commit, pull, push, rebase, publish and visualize the changes within the file. VS Code works with any Git repository local or remote and offers visual symbol to resolve conflicts before code commits.

  4. Debugging: -

    One of the key features of VS code is its debugging support. VS Code’s has a built-in debugger which helps the developers in editing, compiling and debugging. It also has support for NodeJS by default and this can debug anything in JavaScript, C++.However for Python there is an extension required.

    Having a full local history makes Git fast since it means you don’t need a network connection to create commits inspect previous versions of a file or perform diffs between commits. Distributed development also makes it easier to scale your engineering team. If someone breaks the production branch in SVN, other developers can’t check in their changes until it’s fixed. With Git, this kind of blocking doesn’t exist. Everybody can continue going about their business in their own local repositories like feature branches, distributed development creates a more reliable environment. Even if a developer obliterates their own repository, they can simply clone someone else’s and start a new.

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Code-Commit

AWS CodeCommit is a version control service hosted by Amazon Web Services, in which one can store and manage documents, source code, binary files privately in the cloud. This is highly secure, scalable, source control service that hosts private Git repositories.With the help of CodeCommit, one can be rest assured about the scaling and source control system. One can store from code to binaries using CodeCommit, also this works seamlessly with existing git-based tools.

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  1. Benefit from a fully managed service hosted by AWS. CodeCommit provides high service availability and durability and eliminates the administrative overhead of managing your own hardware and software. There is no hardware to provision and scale and no server software to install, configure and update.Store your code securely. CodeCommit repositories are encrypted at rest as well as in transit.

  2. Work collaboratively on code. CodeCommit repositories support pull requests, where users can review and comment on each other's code changes before merging them to branches; notifications that automatically send emails to users about pull requests and comments; and more.

  3. Easily scale your version control projects. CodeCommit repositories can scale up to meet your development needs. The service can handle repositories with large numbers of files or branches, large file sizes and lengthy revision histories.

  4. Store anything, anytime. CodeCommit has no limit on the size of your repositories or on the file types you can store.

  5. Easily migrate files from other remote repositories. You can migrate to CodeCommit from any Git-based repository

Github code approval

Since the branch protections is enforced in the repository, one can set up required reviews. In this workflow, the repository administrators are required that all the pull requests receive a specific number of approving reviews from people with write or admin permissions in the repository or from a designated code owner before they are merged into a protected branch.

  1. Once the required reviews are enabled, the authorized personnel will have access to the repository and this person can review and approve changes in a pull request. However, the final merging from pull request cannot be performed until the required number of reviewers with write or admin permissions in the repository permission levels observer the following message, “Repository permission levels for an organization”. If the review is required from a designated code owner and pull request affects the code that has designated owner, approval from that owner is required.

  2. If a person with admin permissions chooses the Request changes option in a review, then that person must approve the pull request before it can be merged. If a reviewer who requests changes on a pull request isn't available, anyone with admin or write permission for the repository can dismiss the blocking review.

  3. If you push a code-modifying commit to the branch of an approved pull request approval may be dismissed if repository admins have set up stale review dismissals. This doesn't apply if you push non-code-modifying commits, like merging the base branch into your pull request's branch.

  4. Unless required reviews have been set up to include repository admins, people with admin permissions can merge a pull request regardless of reviews from other admins.

  5. After all required reviewers have approved a pull request, you won't be able to merge it if there are other open pull requests with pending or rejected reviews and those pull requests have a head branch pointing to the same commit. Someone with write or admin permissions will need to approve or dismiss the blocking review on the other pull requests before you can merge.

Pull Requests

Many source code management tools such as Bitbucket enhance core Git functionality with pull requests. A pull request is a way to ask another developer to merge one of your branches into their repository. This not only makes it easier for project leads to keep track of changes but also lets developers initiate discussions around their work before integrating it with the rest of the codebase.

Since they’re essentially a comment thread attached to a feature branch pull requests are extremely versatile. When a developer gets stuck with a hard problem.They can open a pull request to ask for help from the rest of the team. Alternatively, junior developers can be confident that they aren’t destroying the entire project by treating pull requests as a formal code review.

QA Test

Once the merging is done. QA can start the testing of the code. QA will leave the bug reports as comments on the GitHub PR. These reports are visible to the developers.Hence the developers can start their work on resolving the bugs and this is a continuous cycle. With this, they do not need to manage both GitHub and Jira, once the feature has cleared code review.

With this approach, developers need not disrupt their coding time to send a build to the client, this task is usually carried out by the project manager. Once the testing is completed, then the project manager will have more confidence on the merged code.

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