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 “has 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 […]

A bunch of handy Git aliases

Tim Pettersen, developer at Atlassian (BitBucket & JIRA): Git has a strong commitment to backwards compatibility: many powerful features are hidden behind options rather than exposed as default behaviour. Fortunately Git also supports aliases, so you can create your own commands that do all manner of Git magic. Here’s a selection of the more useful […]