The Valiant Blog: Development

From PHP to Python, our development staff write about topics that are a part of their day-to-day work here at Valiant.

Microsoft and GitHub: Why it’s a good thing

Valiant’s Microsoft Teams instance is a virtual ghost town on a typical Sunday afternoon, but not last Sunday. News about a potential $7.5 billion dollar Github acquisition by Microsoft began...
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Choosing the right CMS for your business

There are many reasons for a business to have a website. Even if you don’t necessarily do business online, having a website is a critical component to building your business...
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Coffee = Closers; Comments == Coders.

As a developer, you spend a lot of time in front of an IDE writing, maintaining, and improving code. Code that provides elegant, direct, and efficient solutions for business problems....
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Refactoring Code for Simplicity and Performance

As a developer, inheriting messy code often comes with the job. In many circumstances, it’s considered to be a rite-of-passage and helps build your skills while improving the solutions you...
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Developing “In The Zone”

One of the most gratifying feelings a developer can experience is the “rush” of being in the zone while working on a project. You have a well-defined objective, a clear...
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Git: Working Smarter, Not Harder

If you’ve ever worked on a project with me, you’ve probably heard me say “work smarter, not harder” before. This isn’t some gem I picked up from a supervisor when...
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Git Branching

Here we are, our 3rd post on Git – and it’s going to be a good one. Why, you ask? Because branching, that’s why. Branching is a feature that I...
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Distributed Git Repositories

One of the best features of Git, which separates it from other version control systems, is distributed source control. A major pain point of earlier systems revolved around who was...
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Getting Started With Git

Git is, without a doubt, one of the most important utilities in the modern developer’s toolkit. Many other version control systems have been used over the years, but none have...
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