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Thursday, August 15 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
"Git hook[ed]” on images & up your documentation game

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Can you remember the difference between two hex color values? Me neither! 
Entering visual representations of recently-changed elements into version control makes review of past changes easier & speeds acclimation to a new web project, especially for visual learners. Surprisingly, methods for including images in your version control aren't standardized and are rarely used outside of large companies, and the rest of us are left checking out every major commit and viewing changes locally! Join me for a review of methods currently in use and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each. The audience will learn from a survey of tools used by both designers and web developers, what methods are most appropriate for individual projects, & how these methods differ from those used at some of the largest companies (Google, eBay, etc.). Finding a method to track changes in your visual elements will save our future contributors (and future selves!) the pain of having to distinguish #2dc651 (lime green) from #34a34e (darker(!) lime green) and ultimately make our commit histories cleaner and our repos easier to navigate in ways that many of us have never imagined!

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Veronica Hanus

Before becoming a programmer, Veronica was a researcher with an eye for process improvement (she helped pick the Mars Curiosity Rover’s landing site!). While teaching herself web development, she’s brought a researcher’s perspective from her time at NASA-JPL & MIT into whatever... Read More →

Thursday August 15, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
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