In the Git version control system you're able to push and pull code from any number of remote repositories. This is beneficial for when you want to pull in updates from someone else's fork of a project, for example. Or you may just want to have a way to link
In this article we'll go over how the run-length encoding algorithm works, what it's used for, and how to implement its encode and decode functions in Python.
Run-length encoding (RLE) is a very simple form of data compression in which a stream of data is given as the input (i.
In Git, and most other VCS tools, branching is one of the main constructs that really make it useful for software development. These branches are almost like a new copy of your code at the current state, which can then be used to develop new code.
For example, whenever you
The cURL utility is a command line program often bundled with Unix/Linux distributions and Mac OSX operating systems. It allows you to send just about any type of HTTP request via the command line, which is great for many things, ranging from posting data to a REST API to
A very common task in programming, regardless of language, is to copy (or clone) an object by value, as opposed to copying by reference. The difference is that when copying by value, you then have two unrelated objects with the same value or data. Copying by reference means that
SSH, or Secure Shell, is a very common way to securely access remote machines, typically via the command line. It aims at ensuring that your connection, and therefore all data passed, is free from eavesdropping. Because of this, there are quite a few checks built-in to the popular SSH clients,
One of the nice things about Git is it's flexibility, allowing you to perform just about any task on a source tree that you'd need. In this case I'm referring to cleaning up the history of a source tree by squashing commits.
When you squash commits, you're combining 2 or