Helpful hints: Pre-commit

Get going with pre-commit (video)

I had a lot of fun sharing pre-commit with everyone earlier this week. In case you missed it, here’s a link. As a follow up, I whipped together a quick How-To video.

In it, you’ll follow along as I add a pre-commit hook to a brand new Node.js project. Init a git repo locally, and you can the same as you watch. I’ll take you through adding the initial config, picking your hook, and testing to make sure pre-commit works. Continue reading “Helpful hints: Pre-commit”

Polyglot microservices need pre-commit + git

pre-commit plus git equals good for microservices
Thanks to Jeremy Keith for the base image! CC BY 2.0


Microservices are great! Or, at least that’s what the internet keeps telling me. There are a lot of upsides, but there are more than a few challenges too.

For example, microservices are a polyglot’s dream. Have a Rails app and a use case where Ruby seems a bit too slow? No problem, microservices and Go are a good starting point.

Sounds great! However, coding in multiple languages brings some hurt, too. A new language means a new style guide. Work at a shop with both a front end Javascript team and a backend Node.js group? Teams working in different domains are likely to enforce their own domain specific best practices.

As you might imagine, it’s a nightmare keeping track of style guides and best practices on a per service basis. If only there were a tool to help manage this mess. Oh, hey there pre-commit!

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