git has undoubtedly become the version control standard in the industry and this skill is inevitable for collaboration across multiple teams. Even solo projects can use
git to streamline development and experiment with multiple branches. This post is a small starting point for newbies.
git documentation can be overwhelming for most newbies with lots of options/commands. In reality, most developers end up using a handful of key features.
[Since it is always hard to remember], I have this cheatsheet (atlassian) posted on my desk.
Another nifty little command on MAC terminal to get the graphical repository browser :
Git Commit messages
Git commit messages are terse notes about the changes made since last commit. ideally messages are to follow the structure given below and It’s always a good practice to follow this guide for commit messages: GIT Style Guide
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Check out these awesome websites which can teach you
- learngitbranching.js.org (highly recommended)
- Git-IT (Git is an excellent learn by doing cross-platform project)
Some useful links for beginners to get involved
- Medium blog for first timers