Gert-Jan van der Wel

Hey! My name is Gert-Jan van der Wel. I'm 41 years old, Dutch, married and have three little kids. I co-founded Floorplanner and I'm currently transitioning from running the technology dept to the sales dept. In between family and work, I like to ride my road bike whenever I can.

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Git Workflow

work - 16 May 2018

In the beginning we had a ‘move fast and break things’ mentality. We wanted to build new things and release them as fast as possible, even when they were not perfect. Now with more people using our product and more developers working on it, we have to be a bit more careful about how we build our software. One of the outcomes of our recent Start/Stop/Continue session was that a way to do that is to improve our Git workflow (the way we use version control in our software development).

After a discussion today we settled on a combination of GitFlow and pull requests. Not the complete GitFlow model, but a light version as we don’t have release cycles of months but multiple times a day. Using pull requests forces us to have at least two developers looking at new code, which should improve the quality of the code and share knowledge across a team. I’m excited to see how this works out and I’ll share the results when I have some.

See post & comments on LinkedIn.