Static site generators such as Jekyll, Hugo, and MkDocs, are great tools for quickly generating minimal-infrastructure websites. Many of the popular static site generators have great community support, and offer a wide variety of themes and advanced customization options. One drawback of static site generators, though, is that before pushing updates live to production, changes are only visible in local development environments. The ability to see a working preview of your site, that is decoupled from your local dev environment, is a great tool for collaborating, code review, testing changes, and debugging.
Tugboat (and our parent company, Lullabot) strives to be inclusive, recognizing and valuing the humanness in one another. One way we can do this is by examining the language we use internally, as well as in our customer-facing repositories and documentation.
Have you seen Tugboat’s new logo yet? By the time you read this, it might already be out in the wild - including right here on Tugboat’s home page.
Have you ever thought: “Wow, I love speeding up my Tugboat Preview builds by using Base Previews, but I wish Tugboat could automatically select which Base Preview to build from, instead of building them all.”
Software peer reviews are designed to detect and correct issues early in the development process, saving organizations time and money. Whether the peer review is focused on bug fixes, performant code, requirement validation, or software quality assurance, there’s one common pain point with this practice: code reviews become a bottleneck in the software development process.
When we released Visual Diffs, it was a big feature that made a small splash. Then we quietly added the ability to define Visual Diff paths in the config.yml file into a small release. It’s time to give Visual Diffs a little of the fanfare they deserve, as this Tugboat feature drives a big proportion of value for code testing and acceptance.
How do you make technology easier for developers to adopt? Give it good docs! Dive into the evolution of Tugboat’s new documentation site.
No, you’re not imagining it - the statistics in your Tugboat dashboard look better, and display more data, too!