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Don’t Leave a Man In the Chimney

This post is a part of the Fire Management Series; articles about general lessons learned in management from firefighters and firefighting. For more entries in the Fire Management Series, please check out the Fire Management Series category.

Sometimes, when you operate towards the end of a process, you may find yourself in an untenable position resulting from any number of issues that happened at the beginning of the process. In my experience a failure of information to flow from the beginning of the process to the end of the process is the most frequent culprit. Things blow up in your face and you do not know why, or you are handed a hot potato no one wants. When this occurs I like to refer to is as being left in the chimney.

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Gitlab CI PHPUnit Test Coverage Parsing

Test Coverage Parsing

If you use Gitlab CI (and I suggest you do if you are using Gitlab already), you may have noticed in the settings that there is an item titled “Test coverage parsing”.

It looks a little something like this:Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 10.09.51 PM

This feature allows you to give Gitlab CI a regex that will parse the output of your test runner and grab what percentage of your code is covered by your unit tests. The resulting percentage will then display for each individual build in your list of builds.

I know for me, having this displayed in my face helps add that extra bit of incentive to write some more tests.

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