We also do not request source code access through our GitHub App integration.
Can I upload my stats from my local development environment?
Yes, this is possible though we don't recommend it.
Any run of your webpack build process in which our plugin has upload set to true will send your stats to our service.
We recommend setting your process up to upload your stats in an automated way when you push your code. Generally this is done either:
In a CI environment
In your deployment process
This ensures that your not creating a lot of noise in your asset metrics, and allows everyone on your team to take advantage of the tool without additional training and manual intervention.
Why can't the plugin determine my branch name?
Our webpack plugin uses the local git checkout to query against to determine the branch name. Commonly in CI environments this query comes back as HEAD which doesn't quite give us the information we want.
When this is the case the plugin will thrown an error informing you of this (as of version 1.2.0). In this case you need to provide the branch name as either a plugin configuration or environment variable. In most CI environments there is an environment variable available to you to pass along to the plugin. For example, in CodeShip this environment variable is called CI_BRANCH, and you would pass it along to us like so: