Andrew Hoefling

Speaker | Mentor | Coder | Leader

It is a good practice to sign your source control commits especially if you work in Open Source Software. On popular Open Source platforms it is very easy for someone to impersonate you by using your name and email address. Those impersonated commits will then end up linking to your account. The easiest way to prove identity is by signing your commits which will add a nice little verified badge next to each commit.

I was helping my friend Clint Patterson deploy a new DNN website and recommended that we enforce HTTPS even though for the small website he really didn’t need it. With the ease of tools such as CloudFlare it is really easy to set up and enforce https which not only makes your site secure but makes your users feel comfortable with the lock icon displaying in the browser.