Harvard Extension School Student Forum

Come discuss with other HES students in a new forum who are at Harvard Extension School. Talk about life in and around Cambridge, Boston, classes, school, Harvard University, course reviews, and more. Interested in the best ways to travel to Harvard for your residency requirement? Check out the 'On and Around Campus' category for tips and advice. Want to join a book club with other Harvard Extension School students that read through the Harvard Classics? It's a Harvard education in and of itself. ExtensionStudentForum Forum categories include 'Job Postings & Job Seekers', 'Extension Confidential', 'Professional Graduate Certificates', 'HBX', 'ALB' and 'ALM' discussions. Extension Student Forum is brought to you by The Degree Tracker.

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This forum is exclusively for Harvard University students. The sponsor for this forum is an exciting new web app, The Degree Tracker. Track and plan your Harvard Extension School ALM and ALB degrees or professional graduate certificate. Course ratings, instructor reviews, accomplishment badges, planning, tracking, and other tools to help guide students through their HES journey. TheDegreeTracker is proud to bring you this tool to use to track your degree at Harvard Extension School. If you are a student who has more courses than you can keep track of, and you would like to plan out your degree pathway carefully, then track and plan courses with the Degree Tracker to take control of your education. Including course reviews and course ratings, TheDegreeTracker has the potential to not only guide you through your degree, but to let you help other students who might be wondering about the HES courses that you've taken. The Degree Tracker is glad to provide the Harvard Extension School Student Forum (ESF) to help foster a nurturing environment. This forum for was born in 2015 to create better Harvard Extension School friendships, networking, and information to contribute to a better overall HES experience. Extension students formerly congregated at forums such as philfac and extensionstudent. This website has no affiliation with either the philfac or extensionstudent websites. It has been created and run by 100% completely different leadership. For the extension student who wants a bigger taste of what life with other Harvard Extension students is like, combining the Degree Tracker and the extension student forum can foster that sense of community that others have on campus. Another advantage of participating in an online community over the Harvard campus is that extension students can develop permanent relationships with other extension students that being on a physical campus might not necessarily allow, since online students are great at staying in touch online.

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Deployment tool for programmers/developers

I know there are a lot of programmers/developers who frequent this forum, so I thought I'd let you know about a new tool that I've help build. In short, it's a deployment tool that automatically takes your code that you've pushed up to GitHub and will SSH in for you and do a git pull on your production server. The name of the tool is "Repoman" and you can find it here: https://repoman.io/ - right now, it's offering a free 3-month trial for a premium account. Once the free trial runs out, there is still a free basic plan available, or if you need more than 1 site or server you can opt for a $4/month plan or a $8/month plan to stick with premium. Any feedback or suggestions are welcome!

I can give you a good case scenario for using Repoman from today in connection with this forum. An astute member of the forum pointed out a bug to me, so I made a quick fix. It took me 30 minutes though to look up my SSH credentials (as I have a lot of them at this point), actually SSH in, CD around, and do a git pull. If I had Repoman set up for this site, I would have had 30 more minutes back today. As you can imagine, multiple sites, multiple servers, that 30 minutes turns into a lot of time over the course of your career, not to mention the headache of keeping all of your credentials organized. In any case, feel free to check it out if you're interested!

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