Code for Thought

[EN] ByteSized RSE: More on GIT - with Raniere Silva

May 11, 2023 RSE Season 5 Episode 13
Code for Thought
[EN] ByteSized RSE: More on GIT - with Raniere Silva
Show Notes

In this ByteSized RSE episode we talk about GIT and some of the great features it comes with. I also wanted to find out where GIT comes from, and what's with its name.
My interview partner is Raniere Silva who works at Gesis, which is part of the Leibniz Institute in Germany.

Git comes with loads of features: in this episode we focus on how to deal with and avoid merge conflicts, branching patterns and features such as stash and cherrypick. 

Here are a few links:

Linus wrote that about the name of GIT in the  README of version 0.99:

"git" can mean anything, depending on your mood.

  •  random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not actually used by any common UNIX command.  The fact that it is a mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
  • stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the dictionary of slang.
  • "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
  • "goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks

Enjoy working with GIT

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