Using Git and feature branches effectively

There is a bit of a debate raging in the last few weeks that started when somebody commented on a few things that Martin Fowler wrote about git and using feature branches and feature toggles. Martin Fowler makes a few very good points about how feature branches can cause a lot of testing and integration headaches and lot of people seemed to have picked up on this one and there seems to be a bit of an anti-feature branch movement emerging.

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WordPress 3.2 & new theme

If you are a regular, you may have noticed that I switched theme. I was using the excellent fusion theme that I found on this site, which like the theme seems to be no longer maintained. So when I upgraded to wordpress 3.2 this morning, I noticed there is a new default theme in there that I kind of like.

The best feature is support for multiple header photos. So I’ve cropped and uploaded a few photos from my collection and the site will now randomly pick one of the photos listed below. So simple, but so nice to have. Otherwise the theme is pretty basic, which I think is appropriate for a blog. Also it does microformats (which was a major annoyance with the old theme). Finally, it just looks nice and it is likely to be maintained for a while (with it shipping with wordpress and all).