Software development is inherently full of challenges. This ranges from architecting your software, maintaining it, fixing bugs, deploying, and the list goes on. When starting out, you'd think that the easy part would be to share you code with others. After all, they're just text files, right? This may not
As many programmers have found out the hard way, adding documentation is extremely important in being able to easily make modifications to your code, fix issues, pass off to others, etc. Just because your code makes sense now doesn't mean it'll make sense to you in 6 months (or even
Git is a great tool for tracking all of the files in a project, whether you have only a few to track or thousands. But just because a file exists in your project doesn't mean you automatically want to keep track of it and its changes over the lifetime of
In Git, branches allow you to create different versions of your code from a snapshot in the repository. So if you have a new feature to develop, a bug to fix, or code to rewrite, you can easily create a branch that won't affect the master branch of your codebase.
As your project changes over time, at some point you'll likely need to remove a file, or an entire directory, from the repository. Since this involves more than changing the contents of a file, Git has a special command to handle removing files, which also takes some important flags depending
When starting a new project, one of the first things you'll find yourself needing to do is creating a new Git repository. This not only helps you share the project with coworkers, or publicly, but it's also a great way to track updates to a young project that is bound
One of the many benefits of using version control software like Git is how easily you can copy the entire contents and history of a project with a simple command in your terminal. Once on your local machine, you can then make the changes/additions/deletions that you want, and
When you want Git to track a file in a repository, you must explicitly add it to the repo, which can become a bit cumbersome if you have many files. Another option would be to add/stage all files to the repo, which is much quicker. In general it is