Keep your technical debt under control.
Check out our blog post to learn more about the concept behind this tool. Bumbailiff works on any git repository.
There are several ways of installing and running bumbailiff.
Node.js / NPM
You can add bumbailiff to your Node.js project:
npm install --save-dev bumbailiff
yarn add --dev bumbailiff
Download and decompress the archive of this repository in the directory of your choice:
curl -LO https://github.com/SmartBear/bumbailiff/archive/main.zip unzip main.zip
Add the location of the
bumbailiff-main/src dir to your
This will check that you git repository does not contain more than 10 days of accumulated TODO-days. To do so, bumbailiff will query your git repository and search for all the TODOs it can find, compute the age of each one and print out the sum.
The maximum debt age is optional and defaults to 14.
Set up on your project
After installing bumbailiff, you might want to set up a pre-push hook in your repository to prevent pushing if the tech debt limit has been reached:
echo "#\!/usr/bin/env bash\nbumbailiff" >> .git/hooks/pre-push && chmod +x .git/hooks/pre-push
Other development practice tools
At Cucumber and Smartbear, we also use other tools that make our software development practices as a (remote) mob more healthy:
- Architecture Decision Records tools: keep track of the decisions your team makes;
- Retro tools: log your team retrospective outcomes.