Rupert  Beatty

Rupert Beatty

1620451980

How to Use Git Rebase to Squash a Sequence of Commits to a New Base Commit

What is a rebase? 📚

Rebasing is one of the two Git processes of integrating changes from one branch to another.

While merging always moves a branch forward in history by simply adding a new commit representing each branch integration, rebasing can be much more powerful (and dangerous) as it allows us to rewrite history.

Why do we rebase? 🧐

Rebasing is the process of moving or combining (i.e. squashing) a sequence of commits to a new base commit.

Imagine you’re working on a feature branch and after some time you realise the main (aka “master”) branch has been updated by someone else’s code. This means your branch has now diverged from the main branch. At some point, you will want to include said changes in your feature branch. A common way of doing this would be to simply do a git pull from main which would add a merge commit to your feature branch.

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How to Use Git Rebase to Squash a Sequence of Commits to a New Base Commit
Rupert  Beatty

Rupert Beatty

1620451980

How to Use Git Rebase to Squash a Sequence of Commits to a New Base Commit

What is a rebase? 📚

Rebasing is one of the two Git processes of integrating changes from one branch to another.

While merging always moves a branch forward in history by simply adding a new commit representing each branch integration, rebasing can be much more powerful (and dangerous) as it allows us to rewrite history.

Why do we rebase? 🧐

Rebasing is the process of moving or combining (i.e. squashing) a sequence of commits to a new base commit.

Imagine you’re working on a feature branch and after some time you realise the main (aka “master”) branch has been updated by someone else’s code. This means your branch has now diverged from the main branch. At some point, you will want to include said changes in your feature branch. A common way of doing this would be to simply do a git pull from main which would add a merge commit to your feature branch.

#git #git-rebase #github-actions #git-commit

Madyson  Reilly

Madyson Reilly

1604109000

Best Practices for Using Git

Git has become ubiquitous as the preferred version control system (VCS) used by developers. Using Git adds immense value especially for engineering teams where several developers work together since it becomes critical to have a system of integrating everyone’s code reliably.

But with every powerful tool, especially one that involves collaboration with others, it is better to establish conventions to follow lest we shoot ourselves in the foot.

At DeepSource, we’ve put together some guiding principles for our own team that make working with a VCS like Git easier. Here are 5 simple rules you can follow:

1. Make Clean, Single-Purpose Commits

Oftentimes programmers working on something get sidetracked into doing too many things when working on one particular thing — like when you are trying to fix one particular bug and you spot another one, and you can’t resist the urge to fix that as well. And another one. Soon, it snowballs and you end up with so many changes all going together in one commit.

This is problematic, and it is better to keep commits as small and focused as possible for many reasons, including:

  • It makes it easier for other people in the team to look at your change, making code reviews more efficient.
  • If the commit has to be rolled back completely, it’s far easier to do so.
  • It’s straightforward to track these changes with your ticketing system.

Additionally, it helps you mentally parse changes you’ve made using git log.

#open source #git #git basics #git tools #git best practices #git tutorials #git commit

Git Rebase Tutorial and Comparison with Git Merge

There are many ways of working with git, if they’re clean, and don’t do damages, probably most of them are good.

But same as space vs. tab, in the IT world is a war between fans of rebase, and fans of git merge.

There are tons of arguments about:

-Which way is better?

-Which one is cleaner?

-Which is more comfortable?

-Which one gives a cleaner git graph?

-Why it’s important, and which one is more dangerous?

#quick help #tutorials #git #git branch #git commit #git interactive rebase

The Perfect Git Flow

This is one of the million articles you will read about a git flow. Still, I wouldn’t be a software engineer unless I told the world why the git flow I use is better than all the others, and why everyone should use it.

🧑‍💻 Every seasoned and novice developer knows of git and its purpose on Earth. But most people learn the ABCs, aka commit, push, and pull and work with it. When a merge conflict or rebase issue surfaces, they frantically start googling, hoping their local changes aren’t lost. I know this is because I was that person when I started using git. Following is the Feature Branch Workflow explained, simple and straightforward for teams to follow to collaborate on projects.

Quick recap:

📁 Git is a version control system that allows users to manage versions of documents and file systems over time, making it easier to rollback, track changes, and collaborate. VSC’s will enable us to avoid sending folders of code to teammates and naming folders “Final,” “FinalFinal” “FinalFinalFinal,” “OKTHISISFINAL,” “OKTHISISFINAL1.1.”

Refresher on the ABC commands:

💻 Let’s start with the initial step that you made changes on your local machine. Now we would like to tell git that we made changes and that it should start caring about those files and tracking them.

Step 1

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git add .

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Changes in Local

git add includes files to the staging area. Even though this doesn’t push anything to the origin repository, it tells git which files to track. We can either use a . to add all the updated files to the staging area or add individual files by name. Now our changes are in the standing area, but we still need to commit the changes to record them.

#git #git-workflow #github #git-rebase #rebase

Do You Know the Difference Between Git Merge and Git Rebase

In this article we’ll be discussing git merge and git rebasecommands and when we should use them.

git rebasedoes the same job as a git mergethat is merging the changes from one branch to another branch. The difference is that they do it very differently.

Consider you are working on one of the features of an application in the featurebranch and the git commit history has the following structure.


             ---- c5 ---- c6 ---- c7 (feature)
           /        
          /       
c1 ---- c2 ------ c3 ---- c4 (master)


How to merge the master branch to the feature branch using git merge?

  1. git checkout feature
  2. git merge master

The above merge process will create a new merge commit in the feature branch which will have a history of both branches.

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