Stories About My Journey to Become a Developer

[0] Git

At the moment I am especially interested in Git and have recently passed two courses devoted to this technology. One course was from the University of Tampere, which Iā€™m going to include in my degree. And the other one is a course called Git In-depth from Frontend Masters.

Actually, both courses were quite impressive, and I have learned a lot about Git. So, there are several points I found out and which I found particularly important as my personal top-8:

1). A remote repository

Adding and deleting:

2). Branches

With switching to a new branch and without it:

3). Stashing

There is a simple example of using stashes below. It is quite handy when you want to save some changes but do not want to commit it yet.

4). Tags are not something I use a lot, but anyway I think they could be useful for some occasions.

You should use git push –tags (or git push tag_name) to push tags to a remote repository.

5). Git merge. Fast-forwarding by default vs no fast-forward.

git merge exercise3:

I got the difference between git merge some_branch and git merge –no-ff some_branch. It is becoming obvious when you use git log –graph.

git merge –no-ff exercise3:

6). Git log – Grep, filter, since

There are some more “advanced” git features, like grep, filter and since:

7). Git log – no-pager and oneline

8). Git commit –amend

Amend is a very useful commit “editing” tool. Actually, it’s not exactly editing, but as we can see from the sha of commits – c8a341a vs dcbdc49, amend creates a new commit from the last one.


Finally, I realized that git pull = git fetch + git merge. Amen.