If you’re luckly enough to live in the modern era of version control, you probably rely on
git on a daily basis. When I started to get into software, I had tinkered around with CVS, SVN, and a tool called Accurev. Before I left my last company, I started to learn
git. Almost immediately I saw how it was powerful beyond traditional version control tools. However, I see a lot of software developers not taking advantage of it’s full functionality.
If you are not using
git log -p, git commit -p
Also – there are great tools to use alongside the command line for git:
- Atlasian’s SourceTree
- It’s not as powerful as the CLI, but it does come in handy. Especially when you want to take a break from typing and do some pointing and clicking. Also – I really like the tree view that it gives you. It makes it easy to see where each branch is and if your local copy is ahead or behind origin.
zshhas some great helpers and also a gigantic git alias list. If you are just starting out with git this may help. I already had some aliases that I got used to, so I didn’t end up using this.
- custom aliases
Here are some aliases I use for git.