July 16, 2014

Codebase Power Features: Commit Scanning

Commit scanning enables meta-data to be included with your commit message that can interface with Codebase's time tracking and ticketing systems.

First off, for this to work we need to make sure your Git client is all set up properly. The e-mail address in your Git client must match one of the e-mail addresses on your Codebase account. For the command-line client you would use:

git config --global user.email "your_address@example.com"

If the commit you've been working on goes towards completing a certain ticket in your project you can reference that ticket in your commit. Your commit reference will now show up in your ticket history.

[touch: #53]

You may also reference multipe tickets in the same commit by separating them with a comma:

[touch: #54, #55]

Once you've compelted the work required for the ticket, you can change the status by replacing 'touch' from the previous command with the name of the status you want to change to. Again, you can use multiple references if you wish.

[Completed: #53]

If you'd like to log how much time you've spent on a commit, we've got that covered too. Just add the amount of time you've spent in minutes in the following format:

{t: 60}

If you've referenced a ticket, the time added will get linked to that, otherwise an unlinked time entry will be added.

Putting this all together, we could have a commit message that looks like this:

I'd like this commit message to complete ticket 1 and add some time [Completed: #1] {t:20}

That creates a ticket update that looks like this:

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July 4, 2014

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July 4, 2014

Deploy code from Git to your server

If you struggle to keep your deployment workflow in check, we've got the answer for you! That answer is Deploy - a great little tool which allows you to copy files from your repositories directly onto your servers. No extra software needed and therefore no need to crack open your nasty FTP client again!

What's even better is that a paid Codebase subscription comes with a free Deploy account! This means you can deploy up to 5 projects an unlimited number of times absolutely free.

To deploy your site, you just go to the web interface, enter your repository & server details and press "Deploy". Take a look at this quick screencast which shows just how easy it is and how quickly you can get your deployment workflow under control.

We're pleased to say Deploy is developed & supported by the same people as Codebase so you can enjoy the same level of support & reliability that you've come to expect from us.

So, why not sign up and have a play right now. Once you've signed up, feel free to contact us and we can link it to your Codebase account so you have your free subscription.

July 2, 2014

Join us at re:develop for half the price!

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The re:develop conference is a one-day developer conference that starts on Friday 22nd August. Over 200 developers are coming to talk about "all things development".

This year they’re featuring special guest speakers from The Ghost Foundation and The Guardian, as well as many other local freelance developers.

Overlooking the beautiful Bournemouth coastline, the event is being held at one of Bournemouth’s oldest buildings, the Pavilion Dance South West. It’s situated right next to the gardens and a stones throw away from the beach.

The best news yet is that we’re sponsoring the event and have four coupon codes for 50% off your ticket. So, if you want a massive 50% discount simply email me at andy@atechmedia.com and if you’re one of the first 4 people, you’ll get a coupon code for 50% off the price. Note that this is a first come first serve basis so do act quickly.

See you at the event!

September 23, 2013

All Your Base 2013

We're pleased to announce that we're sponsoring All Your Base Conference again this year having had a great time last year!

All Your Base is an amazing one-day database conference for web developers, taking place in Oxford, UK on 18 October 2013. The line-up of speakers includes Brian Aker of Drizzle, Go-Squared co-founder Geoff Wagstaff, and our keynote speaker Neha Narula, an expert at building scalable, distributed systems. Check out the full line-up and all the details at allyourbaseconf.com.

The organisers have kindly given us a discount code. The first 20 people to enter "ATECH" will receive a discount of £50! Once that has been sold out, you can use the code "ATECH2" to get £30 off.

August 15, 2013

New Colour Schemes!

Today we're rolling out new colour schemes for your Codebase account. Since our launch we've only had five; Black, Blue, Red, Pink and the ever popular Rainbows and Unicorns.

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Today we're introducing 19 brand new themes and a new theme selector to make choosing your colour scheme that much easier. Highlights of the new colours include:

  • Donut Filling
  • Green Wellies
  • Lime Peel
  • Smurfy Blue

Customisable branding including colour schemes is available on all Codebase accounts on the Small package or larger.

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