Branching workflow: git-flow and github-flow

Choosing a branching model for macchiato

Lately, I’ve been working on Macchiato to bring web application development libraries for ClojureScript on Node.js. Get a few people of different backgrounds involved on a project, and pretty soon a discussion about methodology will emerge.

Since both Dmitri Sotnikov and myself are working on some libraries at the same time, we had to decide which approach to use.

There are two major alternatives: Git-flow and Github-flow (with Gitlab-flow being a slightly more elaborate version).

Let’s review them.

AWS Lambda, Clojure and ClojureScript


In case you’re not familiar with them, AWS Lambdas are a fascinating idea - they are server functions you can create and run without first provisioning servers: you write your code, upload it, and pay only for the time that is executed.

There’s only one (somewhat minor) catch: given that there is no provisioned server capacity at all, the first time that you execute a lambda it has to be warmed up. The code stays live for a period of time after the first execution, but given Clojure’s start up time cost, I was wondering what effect that would have on a Clojure lambda.