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A programming discipline for tracking, storing and retrieving revisions of source code.

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Continuous Integration practices for forked repository

We have an on-premises BitBucket server with a git repo for an embedded device. We use a multi-branch pipeline in Jenkins to: Build and run tests Build the firmware (and a little supporting PC tool) (...
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Projects version and database compatibility

We are trying to fix our's company versioning of several modules and I'm not sure how to consider Database compatibility when versioning. The same Database is used for a lot of applications and we're ...
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Best practice for organizing build products of dependencies and project code in your repo source tree?

I've checked quite a few related questions on source tree organization, but couldn't find the answer for my exact need: How should I organize my source tree? What's the best structure for a ...
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How do I map commits from a DVCS to the actual version numbers? [duplicate]

When using a centralized version control system such as SVN, where every commit acquires an auto-incremented number, it is relatively easy to track what version is released to production by simply ...
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Azure DevOps How to share a Class Library between Project Collections?

I created a project collection in Azure Devops a long time ago: Super Project! Super Project has a front end, a few libraries, test projects etc. I then created a new project collection for a ...
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Running multiple version of code

How should I set up my project when I want to run the present version of a class against previous versions? I'm interested in issues related to code organization, file naming, and source control. I ...
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How to deploy pipeline rerun?

I have an application that's mostly one large data pipeline. That pipeline runs daily and stores processed data in the database (it takes the execution date as its argument). Occasionally the client ...
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How to structure commits when unit test requires refactoring

I'm trying to get a review for my lists of pros/cons about how to structure commits that came out of a discussion at my work. Here's the scenario: I have to add feature X to a legacy code base The ...
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Explaining why a code's modifier should also be its committer [closed]

The context of this question is the early stage of introducing a VCS into an academic setting consisting of non-SW-engineers, largely unaware of modern best practices related to coding as a team. At ...
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How to Maintain Rarely Used Scripts

I come across the need to do a lot of one time scripts (related to API evaluations, data extraction, experiments etc.) that have the potential only to be used very rarely in the future. These could be ...
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Is cherry-picking commits into master (instead of merging) a good idea?

Background At work we've been trying to find a new workflow. We currently follow git-flow pretty closely. We don't have release branches; we just merge develop directly into master once we feel like ...
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TFS Branching for Xamarin Common Projects

I have a solution for Xamamrin.iOS and Xamarin.Android application with structure as below, Solution Root Common Project Xamarin.iOS Project Xamarin.Android Project I need to branch both iOS and ...
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How to review and merge a big feature

We are creating a new page on our website which will require overall ~5000 LOC. Now the problems here are: How to get so many lines reviewed? When to merge these changes to master for release? How ...
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Whose responsibility is it to fix merge conflicts?

Say that A is working on a branch based off master and B merges changes into the master branch, which introduces merge conflicts between A's branch and master. Whose responsibility is it to fix merge ...
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Should we keep very similar files with slight feature differences under different names?

In my team, we use git branching to keep different features separate (of course). However, one co-worker insists on keeping these features in different files as well to avoid merge conflicts. For ...
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What causes the “git rainbow”?

Sometimes when working with other developers with git version control I run into a problem where the git graph suddenly spawns countless parallels lines like in this image. Image from here. I have ...
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What is the best GIT workflow with CI/CD with submodules in a master to a test environment and a stable branch to a production environment?

We have a several GIT repos in Azure DevOps with .NET Core web applications that are related to each other with the use of submodule (we used autocreation of NuGet Packages in a private NuGet store, ...
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Do seasoned developers still have to deal with merge conflicts?

I am still a software engineer in training, but I have heard the following adage multiple times: Good coders don't have to deal with merge conflicts. Whenever I work on a project with others, I'm ...
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API Request/Response Model for showing differences in JSON objects

I am writing an API to merge two different JSON Objects. Both of these objects can have same as well different number of properties. Object 1 : { "name": "Sam", "lastName": "Hanks", "...
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Is it bad to have many contributors in a code repository?

Is it a bad thing to have a large number of contributors in a code repository? My current company has a really large repo. This repo has over 40 contributors. And there's a debate about whether or ...
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GIT: Why use master (or any branch) as to reflect what's in production

We're having a debate here on our server development team, and I'm struggling. I've always used master as source of record for production, with the master branch (or some designated release branch) ...
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In GitFlow, why not merge from master to feature?

It seems to me that the sooner a developer merges with released code, the better. In the original GitFlow article this isn't done. The original picture is this: When long lived feature branch on ...
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Private and Public version of repository with minor difference

I am developing an application that has some features which are only meant to be available to members of the company while the majority of the application is for public use. Having two separate ...
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Why Git won't easily enable programs to output their version (commit hash)

If I understand correctly there is no built-in functionality in Git to simply let the program output which version or which commit hash string it is when it is run. Why not? Would it not be a simple ...
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Git base code to be shared to multiple branches

I have a code that is reused for multiple projects. I'm having hard time to maintain across all branches. What's the strategy to maintain all of my branches? Say if I have a base code in one branch, ...
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What are the possibilities to embed GIT into application in order to manage version control of the projects that were created by that application?

I am developing an C++ application, which creates tree like structures (collections) of strings. I want to add the ability to save the information of these tree structures remotely/locally (can be ...
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Ways of managing multiple versions of software

I'm writing an IDE that will support many languages. I'd like to have a separate "version" of the IDE for each language, to avoid having a confusing number of seemingly unrelated features. I'd also ...
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How do I review a Git merge that had some manual conflict resolution?

I have two feature branches that were recently merged, and I'm trying to examine the diffs as an informal code review after-the-fact. feature1 with about 50 commits was merged into master and a merge ...
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Should i accept that a client adds changes to sourcecode on an ongoing development?

I'm currently in a situation (i'm a technical lead) where the client has modified on his own the source code, and i'm being told to accept the changes and keep working on that version. Technically he ...
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Are pre-commit or pre-push hooks that run lint and unit test scripts worth it? [closed]

I guess the argument for pre-commit hooks that lint and run unit tests would be that every single commit is clean. The argument against them is that they take a lot of time to run, which can add up ...
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How to manage breaking updates in an API & database

So I have been working on my mobile app for a while and it is live and in production. Because we released the app prematurely and are continuously improving current features and making them more ...
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How to prevent overwriting changes in TFS version control by another team member

Background: I'm asking this question as a UI test engineer. We have a small software team using TFVC on a TFS repository. We use the mantis bug tracking system to follow up on issues. Here's the ...
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Managing the same files in four separate SVN repositories

We have four repositories in SVN, in which most of the files are same in all four of them. The reason why we are using four different repositories is, we have four different software products which ...
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Request changes to a commit message during code review on GitHub

I am trying to teach good engineering practices to my team, and in particular, walking them through the basics of PRs and code reviews on GitHub. One of my team members has sent me a request to review ...
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Is it better to merge “often” or only after completion do a big merge of feature branches?

Say multiple branches are being developed, A and B, as well as a incremental "bug fix" branch C. Now C is already "finished" and merged into master. A and B are still in development and will not be ...
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Gerrit: Working around the “single-change:single-commit” principle. Need Feedback

I have been using Gerrit in my work environment and I find it really amazing and powerful because of its elegant use of git's branching features to create virtual branches for code reviews (the "refs/...
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How to categorize configuration changes in semantic commit messages

I am trying to switch to semantic commit messages for project. While the idea is good, sometimes I find it is difficult to properly categorize changes like a configuration value change. If I commit a ...
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What is an interim version in Source Control?

I've been working on an open source project recently and have been checking out Core Infrastructure's best practices checklist. One of the items pertaining the "Change Control" checklist is as ...
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Any advice for Git workflow using branch per development team (and not per feature)

In our project, we have 5 teams working on a monolithic application in 3-week sprints. Until now, all commits go into master (via Gerrit). Our test pipeline is too lengthy to ensure quality pre-commit,...
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Should opportunistic refactoring happen in a different branch to functional changes

I'm not talking about the usual refactoring of new code you do as part of a development. This is more Boy Scout Principle type changes. While I understand why they're all made in the same branch, it ...
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What's the best approach when you need to work off two branches that still have pending PR requests?

Let's say I have branch-1 (branched off master (major update)) and branch-2 (also branched off master (minor update)). What is the best approach to do when I need to create another branch, e.g. ...
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How to approach long-lived feature code reviews in trunk based development?

My understanding is that trunk based development should rely on direct commits to master or short-lived feature branches that are merged with master. Incomplete work can be placed inside functions ...
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Managing release branches in Git

When learning Git for the first time, I posted Git branching and tagging best practices. I learned a lot from this and have adapted git flow patterns to my personal projects since then. I am now in ...
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Using semantic version with trunk based development for Python package

I am trying to understand trunk based development with semantic versioning for a Python project. Has anyone had any experience of adopting a trunk based development with semantic versioning for ...
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How to manage a global source code style change?

We have a large Git repo. The files are a mix of styles: tabs vs spaces, unix vs windows line ending, JSON formatting styles, etc. We'd like to change every file to be consistent. However, if I ...
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How to version control a fragmented codebase until it is properly merged?

My team has a mix of software developers and scientists, and version control has been messy in the past. We're trying to do better, which leads me to ask this question. We have a central codebase for ...
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How to manage same source code for different country in SVN?

as per my current requirement. I would like to maintain common source code for different country releases. Below are the cases which are required to be covered in the new process of code manage. ...
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How do you manage development-only files in your source control? [duplicate]

When merging development code into the production code, what is the preferred method for handling items that should not be in the production code branch? For example, I have configuration scripts that ...
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What is a good method/practice I can employ to keep identical code snippits in two places in sync? Also, help documenting functionals

If I could get some input on the design of this, I would be grateful as well. Note that I'm programming in python. There's a function F that takes lots of data, runs some analysis on it (taking ...
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Git branches: Merging issues while having multiple release branches

We have to support multiple releases, so we are following git branching model similar to the above diagram. Now the problem is that we have to do lots of merging here example for fix/011, we are ...

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