Watch Me Code, Episode 9

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At the end of Episode 8 we had found some bugs. The plugin code was not being called at all, so it’s time to call in our investigative skills and try and figure out what is going wrong.

This episode starts with just enough fixing of the plugin issue to let us continue developing the features. Then we fill out the functionality to get our Git telescope to MVP. We use a debugger to track down some problems before finishing off with a functional telescope that completely eliminates unnecessary checkouts.

If you are interested in examining my work so far, you can look at the GitHub code snapshot as of the end of this video. 

Stephen Connolly is a member of the engineering team at CloudBees. He has over 20 years experience in software development. He is involved in a number of open source projects, including Jenkins and Apache. Stephen was one of the first non-Sun committers to the Jenkins project and developed the weather icons. Stephen lives in Dublin, Ireland - where the weather icons are particularly useful. Follow Stephen on Twitter and on his blog.


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