29 March 2021

Up there with naming, caching, concurrency, and off by one errors, I think versioning and dependency management are two aspects of software development that is difficult.

Picking version numbers; ensuring that versions are correct; ensuring that artefacts are in sync across everyone in the team; designing a branching structure that is flexible enough to produce releases quickly, while sane enough to know which branch has what, and where new work should come from.

Coming from a place that offloaded a lot of this to build servers to one in which this is done manually is a bit of a shock to the system. It’s an excellent reminder on how much work and coordination it takes to get all of this correct.


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