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  • git-friendly

    Streamline your git workflow: just type `pull`, `branch`, `merge`, `push`

    I might be mistaken but this post is basically describing git-friendly which I've used for years, is 100% flawless, and you'd need to pry from my cold, dead hands.

  • git-rebase-i-playground

    A playground/lab to test different use cases of git rebase -i

    I wrote an open source project that may be useful to people here:

    It lets you create a Git repo with synthetic commits and has sample exercises for doing different things within that repo, such as removing commits or squashing commits. (along with hints and answers)

    Building this project helped me understand the ins and outs of Git much better and I suspect there will be value for anyone else who works through the examples.

  • Klotho

    AWS Cloud-aware infrastructure-from-code toolbox [NEW]. Build cloud backends with Infrastructure-from-Code (IfC), a revolutionary technique for generating and updating cloud infrastructure. Try IfC with AWS and Klotho now (Now open-source)

  • semantic-release

    :package::rocket: Fully automated version management and package publishing

    For a nice record of history - rather than squashing all of the smaller commits into a single commit for a given feature, and then rebasing, something like semantic-release [1] could be used, which autogenerates release notes based on commit messages.


  • git-cola

    git-cola: The highly caffeinated Git GUI

    If you can tolerate a GUI, Git Cola might be a solution. I'm using it exclusively for some 5 years now – it's lightweight enough, but still makes you think about what you're about to commit. You can add things to .gitignore directly from there, too.

    Default layout is pretty barebones, here's what I'm doing instead:

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