Automated code goodness checking with cane

A script to run cane in a project

A few nights ago, I added Xavier Shay’s cane to Sifter. It was super simple, and cane runs surprisingly fast. Cane is designed to run as part of CI, but Sifter doesn’t really an actual CI box. Instead, I’ve added it to our preflight script that tells us whether deploying is a good idea or not, based on our spec suite. Now that preflight can tell us if we’ve regressed on code complexity or style as well. I’m pretty pumped about this setup.

Next step: add glib comments on failure. I’m thinking of something like “Yo, imma let you finish but the code you’re about to deploy is not that great.”

Adam Keys @therealadam