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 (by gitkraken)

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  • Both are good, what would you pick?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 1 Sep 2022
    GitLens extension chef's kiss
  • tig blame online
    2 projects | dev.to | 21 Jun 2022
    for GitLens https://gitlens.amod.io/
  • Replacing GitKraken
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/vscode | 30 Jul 2021
    Hi. Vs code is pretty well integrated with git. There are built in git support and a couple other plugins. For example, the most popular git plugin for vs code is git lens. It also has powerful rebase editor (i guess, it is my favorite feature), which you can enable by following this guide. I personally realy enjoing Git Graph extension, which allow you to observe your git history in pretty similar to git kraken way. It also provide navigation facilities and some other useful features.
  • Supercharge your git workflow with GitLens
    2 projects | dev.to | 21 May 2021
    Redder color means changes were made very recently in that area. Again you can fully customize age thresholds, locations, the color of the most recent and least recent changes, etc., from the settings.
    2 projects | dev.to | 21 May 2021
    So here are some of my favorite GitLens features that I use regularly. You can find the full list of the features here.
  • Tips for Debugging Software like a Detective
    2 projects | dev.to | 15 May 2021
    Phone a friend. I recommend integrating git blame into your development environment I use the Git lens plugin which shows you, directly within files in a code editor, who authored certain file changes and the PR which can be helpful for quickly getting more context regarding decisions by looking at the associated Pull Request or having the opportunity to connect directly with the committer. Pair programming can be an effective way to debug and share knowledge. Similar, to the magic of figuring out the solution to a bug in the shower or overnight there is a phenomenon called rubber ducky debugging in which just explaining the issue to someone else (even an inanimate rubber duck) can help make the solution more obvious.
  • Commits are snapshots, not diffs - The GitHub Blog
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 9 Apr 2021
    If you're using VS Code, get the GitLens extension. It has an interactive rebase editor which I find very helpful (as well as heaps of other nice features).
  • Bullet point series - Part 2 - Some pretty sweet Visual Studio Extensions I Use
    2 projects | dev.to | 2 Apr 2021
    GitLens - https://gitlens.amod.io/#features , see who did what, when and why in your IDE and also quickly see any changes you have made
  • Git's list of banned C functions
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Mar 2021
    I really wish tooling like this was more common:

    > Current Line Blame; Adds an unobtrusive, customizable, and themable, blame annotation at the end of the current line


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