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Using Git- Part -I : Basics

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Introduction Git is popular distributed version control system created by Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux OS. So, as you might have guessed it is first used for version controlling the Linux Kernel code.             Its widely used in most of open source and closed source software development. Thanks to Github popularity and its own feature ...

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gonsole weeks: content assist for git commands

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While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole weeks can be read in git init gonsole and eclipse ...

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Git : How to add commit in between old commits

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I have a Git repository and need to rewrite my local history by inserting a new commit in between old commits. More specifically my sitatution is like this:               AB—BC—CD—EF MASTER and I wanted to come up with something like this: AB—BC—SA—CD—EF MASTER Where SA is my new commit i.e to be inserted b/w ...

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Using Git

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Using Git When it comes to Software Version/Configuration Management, there might be a whole lot of vendor or open source implementations to choose from but in recent years, there’s none that could parallel Git in terms of being the most development/hacking friendly. I’ve used quite a few different forms of software management tools, from the CVS/SVN family to the Clearcase/Perforce ...

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GitHub vs. Bitbucket: It’s More Than Just Features

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Let’s go back to 2005 when Bitkeeper, host of the Linux kernel project back then, pulled the trigger and changed its core policies around pricing. The kernel’s license was an especially thorny issue after a free Bitkeeper clone was created by Andrew Tridgell – a key figure in the open-source community. Linus Torvalds didn’t like how the whole thing unfolded ...

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GIT Pull Requests Using GitHub

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Old Habits We’ve been working with git for more than a year. The SCM was migrated from SVN, with all its history. Our habits were migrated as well. Our flow is (was) fairly simple: master branch is were we deploy our code from. When working on a feature, we create a feature branch. Several people can work on this branch. ...

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How to manage Git Submodules with JGit

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For a larger project with Git you may find yourself wanting to share code among multiple repositories. Whether it is a shared library between projects or perhaps templates and such used among multiple different products. The Git built-in answer to this problem are submodules. They allow putting a clone of another repository as a subdirectory within a parent repository (sometimes ...

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Custom Git Commands in 3 Steps

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I’m lazy and so I seek ways to reduce repetitious activities. For instance, I’ve spent a lot of time in a terminal typing Git commands. A few of the more common commands, I’ve aliased. If I want to see a list of branches, I used to type:                 Listing Git branches $> git ...

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Automated bug finding with git bisect and mvn test

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Do you know the feeling when you discover a bug in a functionality that was working couple of weeks (or versions) ago? Too bad we didn’t have any automated tests and what used to be fine, now is broken. Let’s take this simple repository as an example:   Write test first We noticed that some particular functionality was OK in ...

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Trigger Continuous Delivery every GitHub commit

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Crucial piece of puzzle when developing web application is Continuous Delivery. Testers or users can by early access to alpha version contribute to development process. Design,  requirements, architecture or performance problems can be catched much sooner. I am going to show how to set up this process with usage of Maven and Jenkins. Target environment is hosted on Tomcat7. Source ...

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