Split screen panes

on January 17, 2020. in Software, Development. A 1 minute read.

I’ve been using screen a lot more recently, but not enough to have all the commands in muscle memory. Writing down a quick cheat-sheet for working with split panes/windows.

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A refactoring example

on January 13, 2020. in Programming, Development. A 5 minute read.

I’m working on a small side project to gather stats about my blog. Posts published, words written, number of code examples. Good for practicing TDD. I want to share how I made one part of it better.

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Attach to an already attached screen

on January 09, 2020. in Software, Development. A 1 minute read.

Today I ran into a strange error with screen. I was working on a remote server, executing commands in screen when my connection got dropped. I reconnected, wanted to reattach to my screen session with the usual -r option:

Delete lines containing a pattern in vim

on January 08, 2020. in Software, Development. A 1 minute read.

Today I had to delete all lines from a CSV file where the last column has a 1:

From time to time I come across a mistake in unit tests that makes them useless. The mistake is that we use the class and method that we are testing to create the expected result of the test:

Making it easier to blog

on January 03, 2020. in Blablabla. A 2 minute read.

2019 was a not so great year for my blogging. 7 posts in total. There are multiple reasons for that, all the regular stuff like “I didn’t find the time” and “Nothing to blog about”.

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Filter git diff by type of change

on January 02, 2020. in Development, Software. A 1 minute read.

Yesterday I was looking at a rather large diff, but for the type of change I was after, I wanted to look only at the newly added files. Turns out, git diff has a filtering option with --diff-filter.

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Unit tests in legacy code

on November 22, 2019. in Programming, Development. A 3 minute read.

Legacy code has many definitions. It is code without tests. It is code written by someone else. It is code written X time ago. It is obsolete code that is difficult to replace with newer code. It is code that has no documentation. It is all of these things.

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PhpStorm previous version settings not imported

on March 29, 2019. in Software, Development. A 1 minute read.

PhpStorm 2019.1 was released yesterday. During the first run after the upgrade PhpStorm usually asks from what previous version would I like to import the settings from, but this time it didn’t ask that. It rather imported some of my old settings, but not the latest ones I had for 2018.3.

Use git reflog to split two squashed commits

on February 08, 2019. in Development, Software. A 3 minute read.

Today I was using interactive git rebase to squash some commits together to clean up the commit history of a git branch. At one point I went a bit overboard with it and squashed together two commits by mistake.