HackThisSite.org News: HTS Back In Development!


by: Kage, 12:06 am Friday June 14th, 2013

It's been a long and rough road, but HackThisSite is finally back in development! If you look at the bottom of each page, you'll a line that says something like:

Current Code Revision: v3.1.2 (Mon, 10 Jun 2013 05:24:46 +0000)


For v3 (the current code revision that runs HackThisSite), we are now using a rather sophisticated development routine. Engineered by our own Kage, fas, and spaux, the system revolves around Git and Phabricator. It employs a three step process:



This grants us the ability to rapidly roll out changes to HackThisSite with a strong peer-review process to ensure good collaboration and multiple points of contingency control. While it has proven to be a rather tricky process to get used to, thus far it's been been rather useful. It has, unfortunately, introduced some bugs to the site (eg. Articles not really working properly right now), but these are things we are working to fix.

As always, we are looking for intelligent and capable developers to give us a hand. If you're interested, hop in our #comdev channel on our IRC network (irc.hackthissite.org) and speak with a developer or administrator.