GitLens – Git Supercharged Extension for Visual Studio Code

GitLens supercharges the Git capabilities built into Visual Studio Code. It helps you to visualize code authorship at a glance via Git blame annotations and code lens, seamlessly navigate and explore Git repositories, gain valuable insights via powerful comparison commands, and so much more. Just installed it and must say it’s really nice. Here’s an […]

Ahh shhgit! – Find leaked secrets in real time across GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket

Software developers can accidentally leak sensitive information, particularly secret keys for third party services, across code hosting platforms such as GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket. These secrets β€” including the data they were protecting β€” end up in the hands of bad actors which ultimately leads to significant data breaches. Imagine being able to monitor the […]

Squash all Git commits with git squash-all

Freek just shared his workflow to squash all git commits into one single commit β€” Handy for when you’re pushing a first public release of a project. His process involves removing the .git folder and starting off fresh again with a git init. Wondering if there are handier/shorter ways to achieve this I set off […]

gitmoji – An emoji guide for your commit messages

Gitmoji is an initiative to standardize and explain the use of emojis on GitHub commit messages. Using emojis on commit messages provides an easy way of identifying the purpose or intention of a commit with only looking at the emojis used. Next to the guide there’s also a CLI binary to help you perform commits […]

Microsoft GVFS (Git Virtual File System)

Interesting stuff by Microsoft. to handling big repositories such as their Windows code base which β€œhas over 3.5 million files and is over 270 GB in size”. Instead of splitting the code into several manageable submodules, they’ve created a virtual filesystem to support big repositories: GVFS (Git Virtual File System) virtualizes the file system beneath […]