LabVIEW Tip of the Day 2020-01-03:

Git pretty

Our fellow #labviewfriend Benjamin Hinrichs recently stumbled upon a nice overview of how to keep things in order with git: 8 years ago, Justin Hileman published a flowchart by the name of "git pretty", outlining on a single page how to keep your git repositories' history tidy.

It comes as part of a feature-length article which covers lessons learned from using Git in the open source community. The article describes in detail how to work with branches, how to commit, and - maybe most interestingly - how to modify the history of your repo to keep it tidy.

You can find the article including the flowchart on Justin's website at

And never forget: In case of fire, git out of the building!

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