Version control

Ah, the joys of backend development. Where testing is just a pipe dream and version control is like a unicorn, always just out of reach.

Let me set the scene for you. You’ve spent hours, nay, days, working on a new feature. You’ve sweat, you’ve cried, you’ve lost sleep, but finally, it compiles! And what do you do next? That’s right, you git push it, because who needs testing when you can just let your end users be your testers? It’s like playing a game of Russian Roulette with your code, hoping that the bug won’t fire.

But, let’s not forget the real tragedy here. The comments. It’s like trying to solve a crossword puzzle without any of the clues. You push your code, and it’s like leaving a note that says “I did something here, I think.” It’s like trying to navigate a city with only a compass that always points north. How are you supposed to know where you’re going?

But, the real problem with all this is that it leads to a mess. A beautiful, tangled mess of code. It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but instead of a needle, it’s a bug, and instead of a haystack, it’s a million lines of code. And, let me tell you, finding that bug is like trying to find a needle in a haystack full of needles. Good luck.

So, why do we do it? Why do we push our code without proper version control and testing? Well, because we’re always in a rush to get new features out the door. It’s like a race, and we want to be the first to cross the finish line. But, let’s be real, it’s not a race if you’re the only one running. It’s more like a slow jog in the park.

So, what’s the solution? Well, it’s simple. We need to take the time to implement proper version control and testing. It’s like putting on a seatbelt before driving. It may slow you down, but it’s worth it in the end. And, as for the comments, let’s make an effort to be more descriptive. It’s like leaving a map for someone else to follow. It may take a little extra time, but it saves everyone time in the long run.

But, you know what’s even better than proper version control and testing? Automated testing. It’s like having a personal assistant to test your code for you. And, as for comments, well, let’s use descriptive commit messages. It’s like leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for someone else to follow.

And, while we’re at it, let’s also make an effort to clean up our code. It’s like tidying up your room before you go to bed. It may not be the most exciting thing to do, but it makes life easier for everyone. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a clean, organized codebase?

Version control, proper testing, and clean code may not be the most exciting things, but they’re the things that keep us sane. And, in the end, isn’t that what matters most?