Handy extensions that enhanced and integrated various
Git related services at a previous company.
Extensions were modularised and added functionality for specific use cases. Some were more applicable for architects, whilst others were tailored for code reviewers etc. Devs simply chose what they wanted.
Here were some popular ones:
Like a Wildebeest, this tool was all about speed and power. We also liked naming tools after animals.
Bildebeest (builder beast) was a desktop app used to build apps quickly when testing code locally. It was written in
Python and integrated with Jira and Bitbucket.
Often you needed to download and build code from multiple repos. It took many dozens of clicks to find a branch, download it, and build it - and that was just for one app! With Bildebeest you simply clicked a button in Jira or Bitbucket, then Bildebeest would fetch all of necessary code and build the apps asynchronously. This reduced a 5+ minute workflow down to under 20s - activated by a single click.
BILDEBEEST IS AWESOME!!
- An actual quote from a colleague
The idea sounds simple but this app had to utilise many technologies in order to work. Once it was working though it was just magic!
A dead branch finder in Bitbucket which identified deletable branches based on dozens of criteria. It integrated with Jira and found branches that were old, merged, completed etc.
Added critical info to Jira to help architects track and merge branches during release.
Integrated Bitbucket and Team City to display whether tests had passed for a given branch. Team City’s own implementation of this did not work with our setup.
Improved Jira integration in Bitbucket. This example shows a new Jira status and link when viewing branches.
Added dozens of links in Team City to go to Bitbucket and Jira pages.
Improved the look of tests that timed out in Team City.
JSand deployed through Tampermonkey.
Pythonand directly integrated with
Git, Jira, and Bitbucket services.