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Gitting Things Done

Gitting Things Done

Presented on September 16 2022 at WordCamp Netherlands, Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Git is the modern-day version management system of choice.
We all know how to commit, push, pull and merge. But what about (interactive) rebasing, fixing up commits, cherry picking lines and bisecting the history ?
And what are those atomic commits you keep hearing people talk about and why would they be of any use to you ?

Come and learn how to get the most out of the tooling you already use every day, find ways to make life easier on the people who review your code and leave knowing how to create a clean commit history which is a joy to peruse.

Juliette Reinders Folmer

September 19, 2022

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  1. Gitting Things Done Juliette Reinders Folmer Tweet about it: @jrf_nl

  2. What is Git ? Linnaea Mallette

  3. About Forks & Remotes

  4. “ There is no one truth kconnors

  5. Original Repo Fork A Fork B

  6. Original Repo Fork A Fork B

  7. Original Repo Fork A Fork B

  8. Original Repo Fork A Fork B

  9. “ There is no limit to the amount of remotes

    you can add or that can exist
  10. Pull I accept your truth as my truth

  11. Push My truth is now your truth

  12. Pull Request Will you accept my truth as your truth

  13. Merging a PR Thanks for asking. I accept your truth

    as my truth
  14. About Branches Paul de Bruin

  15. Branches are your Save Points

  16. COPY/DEL TEMP PR WAIT-FOR WIP TODO Use Branches Liberally

  17. How to Write History and Get Your PRs Accepted

  18. Useful ?

  19. Decypherable ?

  20. Clean

  21. “ A clean history requires forethought and discipline kconnors

  22. Atomic Commits Pass CI Easy to Review Focus on One

    Thing Self-contained
  23. Atomic Commits === Story Telling

  24. Tools of The Trade ▪ Amend Steve Buissinne

  25. Tools of The Trade ▪ Amend ▪ Interactive Rebase Maria

  26. Rebase

  27. Rebase

  28. Interactive Rebase

  29. Interactive Rebase

  30. squash pick fixup drop edit reword Interactive Rebase

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  35. Squash vs Fixup ▪ Combines changes into one commit ▪

    Combines the commit messages + presents for edit ▪ Combines changes into one commit ▪ Throws away all but the original commit message
  36. About Commit Messages ▪ Short description (title) ▪ Long description:

    Describe the why's ▪ Reference links ▪ Use proper punctuation! Voiculescu Bogdan
  37. Give Credit Where Credit is Due Prefix: description Long description

    explaining why the changes were made, why they were made in this way. What other solutions were considered and rejected and for what reason. Reference(s): • https://.... Co-authored-by: Contributor Name <email@address.net>
  38. Tools of The Trade ▪ Amend ▪ Interactive Rebase ▪

    Cherry picking Enrica Bressan
  39. Cherry Picking Commits Files Lines

  40. Cherry Picking When committing From other commits From other branches

  41. K.C. Hohensee

  42. To Force Push Or Not To Force Push DO: ▪

    Non- collaborative branch, not pulled ▪ Pulled, rebased, no changes MAYBE ▪ Pulled, typo/CS fix DON'T: ▪ Collaborative branch, not pulled ▪ Pulled, review has started
  43. When Things Go Wrong

  44. Reset vs Revert

  45. Reset vs Revert

  46. Reset vs Revert

  47. Reset vs Revert

  48. Git in Comfort Git Kraken SmartGit Aurees SourceTree GitExtensions CLI

    GitEye Git Cola
  49. Thanks! Any questions ? Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/jrf Feedback: https://joind.in/talk/dafa1 @jrf_nl @jrfnl