Why Git Is Hard

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  • git-cola

    git-cola: The highly caffeinated Git GUI

    I think Git can be a pretty pleasant experience for most folks, as long as you use the basic features and maybe even consider a GUI, anything from Git Cola (free: https://git-cola.github.io/), to something like GitKraken (paid for all features: https://www.gitkraken.com/).

    Curiously, the latter also let me setup different accounts that I can switch between with a simple dropdown, which was otherwise annoying when you have Gitea, GitHub, GitLab and others to manage, way easier than https://docs.github.com/en/account-and-profile/setting-up-an...

    Either way, suddenly you see the graph of your repo and most of the common actions are a click away, you can just let your brain idle and think about other things you're doing instead, in addition to that working really well with staging chunks of your code, or individual files, cherrypicking and so on.

    Then again, personally I prefer squashing in merge/pull requests instead of rebasing, or even just doing regular merge commits and leaving the history as is (which doesn't really scale, but I haven't gotten to the point where that matters that much), so how I use Git won't work for everyone.

  • ap-actions

    Actions are extensions of Anchorpoint. This can be pipeline integrations or features that improve the artist's daily workflow.

    I don't think so, even as a game artist. It took me a while to understand the concept of branches (that they are basically modes or variants of a project). That clicked. But for daily game development, the most thing I do is just commit+push / pull. That's 90% of the work and Git does a great job here. There are desktop applications such as Anchorpoint (https://www.anchorpoint.app/), which make it even easier for non coders. So the whole big ecosystem of Git makes it easier to use.

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    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • vscode-gitlens

    Supercharge Git inside VS Code and unlock untapped knowledge within each repository — Visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and CodeLens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via rich visualizations and powerful comparison commands, and so much more

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