Royce  Reinger

Royce Reinger

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Write an NPM Package Without Publishing to Git/NPM

Want to write an npm package without publishing to npm or git? And be able to use it in a project? Well, keep reading!

NPM is fantastic, but it can be somewhat challenging if you just want to do some prototyping or just test out stuff. This guide shows how to manually write a package and still be able to test/use it in a project. For this to work, two instances of VSCode are needed. One for the package, and one for the project that references the package.

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Write an NPM Package Without Publishing to Git/NPM
Royce  Reinger

Royce Reinger

1633433306

Write an NPM Package Without Publishing to Git/NPM

Want to write an npm package without publishing to npm or git? And be able to use it in a project? Well, keep reading!

NPM is fantastic, but it can be somewhat challenging if you just want to do some prototyping or just test out stuff. This guide shows how to manually write a package and still be able to test/use it in a project. For this to work, two instances of VSCode are needed. One for the package, and one for the project that references the package.

#git #npm 

Madyson  Reilly

Madyson Reilly

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Best Practices for Using Git

Git has become ubiquitous as the preferred version control system (VCS) used by developers. Using Git adds immense value especially for engineering teams where several developers work together since it becomes critical to have a system of integrating everyone’s code reliably.

But with every powerful tool, especially one that involves collaboration with others, it is better to establish conventions to follow lest we shoot ourselves in the foot.

At DeepSource, we’ve put together some guiding principles for our own team that make working with a VCS like Git easier. Here are 5 simple rules you can follow:

1. Make Clean, Single-Purpose Commits

Oftentimes programmers working on something get sidetracked into doing too many things when working on one particular thing — like when you are trying to fix one particular bug and you spot another one, and you can’t resist the urge to fix that as well. And another one. Soon, it snowballs and you end up with so many changes all going together in one commit.

This is problematic, and it is better to keep commits as small and focused as possible for many reasons, including:

  • It makes it easier for other people in the team to look at your change, making code reviews more efficient.
  • If the commit has to be rolled back completely, it’s far easier to do so.
  • It’s straightforward to track these changes with your ticketing system.

Additionally, it helps you mentally parse changes you’ve made using git log.

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Jerel  Mann

Jerel Mann

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Writing & Publishing your First NPM Package!

Today, we’re going to go beyond a boring ‘hello world’ example and into something that’s a bit more useful. After creating ‘shadowizard’ (a simple npm package for adding shadows to certain elements), I’m going to show you how to publish it to GitHub as well as NPM, for others to use.

Let’s get started!

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7 Best Practices in GIT for Your Code Quality

There is no doubt that Git plays a significant role in software development. It allows developers to work on the same code base at the same time. Still, developers struggle for code quality. Why? They fail to follow git best practices. In this post, I will explain seven core best practices of Git and a Bonus Section.

1. Atomic Commit

Committing something to Git means that you have changed your code and want to save these changes as a new trusted version.

Version control systems will not limit you in how you commit your code.

  • You can commit 1000 changes in one single commit.
  • Commit all the dll and other dependencies
  • Or you can check in broken code to your repository.

But is it good? Not quite.

Because you are compromising code quality, and it will take more time to review codeSo overall, team productivity will be reduced. The best practice is to make an atomic commit.

When you do an atomic commit, you’re committing only one change. It might be across multiple files, but it’s one single change.

2. Clarity About What You Can (& Can’t) Commit

Many developers make some changes, then commit, then push. And I have seen many repositories with unwanted files like dll, pdf, etc.

You can ask two questions to yourself, before check-in your code into the repository

  1. Are you suppose to check-in all these files?
  2. Are they part of your source code?

You can simply use the .gitignore file to avoid unwanted files in the repository. If you are working on more then one repo, it’s easy to use a global .gitignore file (without adding or pushing). And .gitignore file adds clarity and helps you to keep your code clean. What you can commit, and it will automatically ignore the unwanted files like autogenerated files like .dll and .class, etc.

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