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Git is an open-source DVCS (Distributed Version Control System)

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Introducing a code formatter to an existing code base with running branches

We have an existing code base in Python which doesn't yet use any code formatting tool. Now we have settled on YAPF as a tool and also created its configuration file. To me it is not clear how to ...
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Why are several versions in production a key to choose GitFlow over GitHub flow?

I've seen in many places, one of them here (and also in the guiding questions of GitVersion) that, when coming to determine whether or not to use GitFlow, one key consideration is whether or not I ...
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GitFlow question about develop and hotfix branches

I've read the canonical article about GitFlow by Vincent Driessen, and there are 2 things I'm not sure about: In the big diagram in the beginning of the article: In the line of the develop branch, ...
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Why is master branch important in GitHub flow?

First let me phrase my understanding of GitHub flow before asking the question: In GitHub flow, we have a main branch, and feature/topic/bugfix/whatever branches branching off that main branch. Once ...
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Should I be enforcing lint rules on feature branches?

I am working on a project and I typically setup precompile git hooks for things like linting and testing. I recently had some consultants we use complain about requiring lint on every commit. Their ...
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Trunk Based Development and Long Lived Release Branches

My very large team is following trunk based development with many short lived features branches, trunk, and a release branch for when we create release artifacts. This is a team that keeps the release ...
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How do you use version control systems while you are in a long design spike phase?

In some recent projects, I found myself having some longer spike phases in which I build many cheap prototypes and explore different design decisions, long before I would consider my code of ...
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Git semantic commit versioning for file deletions

What commit type should I use when I'm deleting files from a repo? I have seen several types over the internet, but none talk about file deletions. Possibly the closest options that come to mind are ...
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Git structure for Azure Function Apps that accounts for shuffling functions

I have a suite of python Azure Function Apps that all together make up an integration, each containing multiple functions: FunApp1 func1 func2 SharedCode FunApp2 func3 func4 SharedCode FunApp3 ...
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legacy refactor and churn

I am trying to work on finding the following metrics New Work - totally new code which does not replace other code. Churn - code that is rewritten or deleted after being written Help Others - where ...
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How can avoid I merge conflicts on an interactive coding tutorial for beginners?

I am working on a JavaScript tutorial series for someone who has no experience coding. The format of the series is that it is a public Github repo. Each lesson is a README.md markdown document, and ...
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Modernizing a legacy source control / deployment infrastructure

I've got a large, old application with a clunky, extremely manual deployment process (essentially, tribal knowledge combined with random scripts / build jobs scattered across servers). The application ...
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Sole software engineer for a small company. How to handle deployment?

I'm the only software engineer for a small company and I want to make my deployment process more robust because I can't work away from my dedicated workstation with my current process. I only make ...
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How to structure Python modules so they are accesible from different submodules

This is somewhat similar to this question but I could not find a solution there. I have a project that I've worked on over the past 4 years. I started without any Python knowledge and learned as I ...
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What is the “workflow,” like when managing a custom GIT fork?

I'm thinking of creating a custom fork of a program to customize and fit my day-to-day uses a bit more, and was wondering how I would manage the fork to keep up to date with bug fixes and stuff in the ...
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Alternative for C# Library distribution within an Organisation

I am looking for advice on how to manage shared code between several projects more effectively. Currently, we have several applications that use the same common backbone of infrastructure code, from ...
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Which commits should I use when calculating DORA “Lead time” metric?

As per the "Accelerate State of DevOps 2019" (you can download it here) they define lead time for changes as: how long does it take to go from code committed to code successfully running in ...
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What to do with a big pull request for just one feature?

We are using git flow as a branching model, and we have a feature ticket that conceptually is a pretty small feature in the software management tool, in this case Jira. The thing is that the code on ...
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AWS CodeCommit - duplicate test and production repos

I am using AWS CodeCommit with CodePipeline. I have two totally separate AWS accounts, one for test and one for production, identical Code Pipelines setup in each account, each with a corresponding ...
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How to organize multiple microservices in a GitHub repository?

I am setting up a Github repository for a project that will have multiple Microservices. I have created a sub-directory for each microservice under One Repository. ProjectRepository \Services ...
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Can we use Git as an additional tool to better estimate maintenance effort?

I'm working with a codebase that is almost 4y old, just a little under 2000 source files and roughly 100 developers have committed to it. One of our third-party dependencies is not actively maintained ...
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How do I create a second App in git where only a few files throughout the Tree are different from the first app

I will have to create a second app based on the first app. The second app shares 98% of the code (Some of the UI is different). I am wondering how to set up the second app without creating a merging ...
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How to maintain well structured code and latency optimized code together?

I'm working on a c++ data analysis project. My workflow goes like this Analyze the data and build models Optimize the code for latency, to deploy for production goto 1 Step 1 has lots of machine ...
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Correct standard to do a pull request when the local branch is outdated against the remote repository

The scenario is the following: For a project, such as Spring Security available on github, the following is accomplished: forked and cloned git remote add upstream URL-Remote-Repository git fetch ...
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How to proper deal with fixed bugs in feature branches

It could sound trivial, maybe it is. I have a new feature branch (say newfeaturebranch, branched from develop), but during the development a new bug is found and fixed in develop. The bug is found to ...
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Git repository with multiple projects that share code

I have some projects that share code. This is my folder structure: Workspace +-- Libs +-- Project_A +-- Project_B +-- Project_C Project_A, Project_B and Project_C use code from directory Libs. I'm ...
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first basic git setup: solo dev, shared hosting, side project websites - how many repos, and which is main?

tl;dr: correct way to add git to existing website project with dev subdomain on same shared hosting server? I have some side project websites. They're all on shared hosting. I've never used version ...
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Which git workflow for micro-services and testing

I would like to know what best practices exists out there with regard to micro services, CI/CD, testing and Git workflow, especially the way of working given the constraints that a) nothing should ...
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How can I keep track of which existing lines of code/text have passed some new review?

Firstly, this is a really tough topic to do searches for because you get a wealth of information on “code review”, which is different from what I’m referring to here. That normally refers to ...
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How to maintain and deploy a poc (Proof Of Concept) version of an app?

In our organization we sometimes have to create a poc (proof of concept) to either validate or invalidate the way to go. Currently we're having a discussion around how to embed this within our ...
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Are Git repository and software repository same things?

What I've read A Git repository is the . git/ folder inside a project. This repository tracks all changes made to files in your project, building a history over time. (Source) Repository: A collection ...
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Managing Documentation / Source Control for a Full-Stack Application Across Multiple Repos

TL;DR I have a moderately sized/complexity web application (Angular 11) in one repo and a standalone REST API (.NET Core 3 / C#) in another repo, and am trying to figure out the most efficient way to ...
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Commits vs tags for the solo developer

I've been a solo developer using git for years and haven't yet used the tagging feature. Typically I'll create a "new_feature" branch, make several commits, then merge back to my master ...
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Is this Git flow suitable to manage merges and deployments?

We have prepared a Git flow with teammates, and I wonder if it is sustainable. We want to keep committing on both dev and feature branches. Also, we we want to avoid facing with conflicts during ...
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Avoid “Updated version number” commits

I have softwares whose version number are stored either in a versionned commit file or in the code (main header file for example) Because of that before every release we have to update the version ...
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Good idea to use source control with my Lambda functions?

So, I have this legacy project I am starting to hump into with my team. This is a AWS Lambda Python application (a bunch of Micro-services that inform various front-ends). So, when I asked how they ...
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Should Visual Studio specific files be excluded from version control?

I work on a number of code projects, some open source and some not. Many of these projects are intended to be cross-platform, most often running on either Linux (my natural habitat) or Windows and ...
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Confused on Git workflow and role of dev environment/branch

I work in web development and the team I work on is growing so I see the need to hammer out a more formal Git workflow. We have a process down that is working for now but it's starting to cause more ...
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Distribute commit files between different repositories

I am not sure if what I'm asking is even possible (or desirable, for that matter), but we were wondering what would be the best way to handle SQL changes to a Database schema, when this schema is ...
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The “real and effective” GIT CI/CD strategy

I've started in this new company a few weeks ago, this is the CTO CI strategy: Current: Developer team has the repo prod/master and they merge everything into master (no branching strategy). Once the ...
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Controlling and managing separate git repos on Azure DevOps for code security

My company is about to onboard some junior devs for the first time, and we want to limit their access to just the presentation layer. As it stands, everything is in one Git repo. The current plan is ...
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GitHub flow: how do I test my changes that cannot be tested locally?

I am trying to start using GitHub flow in my project. I like that it is simple and, more importantly, it encourages continuous delivery. However, there is one thing about this flow that I cannot ...
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Git merging on an existing PR

wanted to know if this is possible. Consider we have Branch A that is in a PR waiting to be merged. On a local branch, I pull the changes made in branch A and now they exist in my branch B. I ...
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What's the best practice to use semantic-release to update version number in a node.js or frontend project

I'm using semantic-release to auto find out the next version based on the git commit. It's working fine with creating new version, upload to npm and create new git tag. And semantic-release is ...
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Can I add an entire git repo inside of a git repo without submodules?

I'm making a git extension. It's in its own git repo. To run tests, I have created several test repos which are used by my project. Currently they are submodules of the main repo. I am dissatisfied ...
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Large regression test suite and version control [duplicate]

I'm developing a software tool with command line interface. Our team has corresponding regression test suite consisting of ~1000 test cases, which is definitely not a huge number. Each test case ...
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Suggestion a Safe Strategy to Migrate to Monorepo

Consider a bitbucket project with 3 separate repos, A, B, C. These form the components of a microservices application, APP. We'd like to safely try out a monorepo pattern and see if it streamlines ...
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Best Git branching strategy plan CI/CD for kafka platform development

I'm working on a Kafka platform development project, the team is keeping all the code in master with no branches, next moving to QA, Stg, Prod. If in between these stages if they don't need any ...
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Structuring a Multi-platform project

I'm trying to setup a project where there are source code for many platforms I have two platforms at the moment. Bare metal ARM Cortex-M and Raspberry Pi. The project would have at least one ...
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Best Practices for modifying shared Git history?

Background: Our group of 10+ engineers all share a Git Repository. In the past, someone has checked in binaries that have caused the size of the repository to grow from ~10 MB to ~10GB. These ...

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