Version Control for Teams: Challenges and Solutions
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by Allison Wheeler
3d ago
The promise of version control for teams is enticing: better collaboration, more organized workflows, and easier tracking of changes – just to name a few. But, as with anything else, it’s not a perfect fix. Merge conflicts, inconsistent coding practices, and communication issues are just a few of the all-too-common hurdles that teams can face on their version control journey. Despite these obstacles, version control is one of the most effective ways to maintain code integrity and track project history, enabling multiple developers to work simultaneously on different features without stepping o ..read more
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Migrating from Perforce to Git
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by Lauren Witte Girard
3d ago
Article updated July 2024 Source control, aka version control, is the method of tracking and managing changes to software code. Source Control Management (SCM) systems offer a running history of code changes and can be particularly helpful for teams of developers making changes to the same files.  As a critical aspect of responsible software development, source control helps developers track code changes, see complete revision history, and revert back to a previous version of a project if needed. Plus, version control makes it much easier to collaborate.  But not all SCMs are alike ..read more
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Exploring GitLens: 12 Features to Enhance Your VS Code Setup
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by Hichem Fantar
1w ago
As a full-stack developer working on complex web applications, I often face challenges with tracking code changes, understanding commit histories, and managing branches. GitLens for VS Code has completely changed how I handle these tasks. It helps me quickly identify who made changes, when they were made, and why, all without leaving my editor, saving me countless hours of digging through commit logs and trying to piece together a project’s history. In this article, we’ll cover 12 GitLens features that have become indispensable in my daily coding life. Understanding Code Changes and Project H ..read more
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10 Best VS Code Extensions for Web Development, According to Redditors
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by Allison Wheeler
2w ago
When it comes to improving your coding workflow, Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extensions are a fan favorite among devs worldwide. Well-known extensions like Prettier for code formatting, ESLint for identifying and fixing problems, and Live Server for launching a local server are fantastic, but there are plenty of hidden gems offering unique features these popular tools don’t cover. We turned to Reddit to find out which lesser-known VS Code extensions the community’s talking about. Here are 10 extensions you might not have heard of, but should add to your toolkit.  1. GitLens GitLens e ..read more
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Migrating from SVN to Git: Step-by-Step Guide
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by Ryan Pinkus
2w ago
Article updated June 2024 Is your current Subversion (SVN) version control system not meeting the needs of your development team? Perhaps you’ve heard of Git, but you’re so entrenched in SVN that converting to a new version control system seems like a daunting task. Fear not! No task is insurmountable when you have the power of the legendary GitKraken Desktop on your side. If you’re considering migrating from SVN to Git, this guide will help you navigate the transition smoothly and efficiently. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about why you should migrate from SVN to Git a ..read more
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Focus on your Projects Without Leaving VS Code
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by Luca Puppo
3w ago
My name is Luca Del Puppo. I’m a Full-Stack Developer at Nearform. I have been a software developer since 2013. I have a background in C # with the .net framework, but lately, I’ve moved to Node and React. I’m working for a consulting company, and I typically try to use my experience to help customers solve their problems, remove roadblocks, and achieve their business goals. As developers, every day, we switch contexts many and many times. Our daily routine as developers involves a multitude of tasks. We participate in various meetings, brainstorm new features, monitor the CI, and engage in ..read more
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Web Components are Lit with Lit
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by Chris Griffing
1M ago
We use Lit to create shared Web Components that we can use across our GitKraken DevEx platform. This allows us to reduce repetition and keep our UIs consistent in aesthetics and functionality. Let’s dig into Web Components, how they work, and why they exist. What Are Web Components? Web Components are a broader term for a few specific specs and APIs. Custom Elements are the main thing people think of when talking about Web Components. They are able to be used in your own HTML as if they were native browser elements. e.g.: <custom-counter data-initial-count="42 ..read more
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5 Tips to Set Up Your First Git Repository in GitKraken Desktop
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by Allison Wheeler
1M ago
Setting up your first Git repository is a bit like writing your first “Hello World” program – it’s a fundamental step in your development journey! And just like “Hello World” introduced you to the basics of coding, creating a Git repo is the first step towards effective collaboration and project management. Git is a version control system that allows you to track every change in your codebase, work on multiple features without confusion, and collaborate seamlessly with your team. GitKraken Desktop makes this process approachable, from a visual interface that simplifies complex tasks to integra ..read more
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6 GitHub Collaboration Problems Solved by GitKraken’s Tools
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by Allison Wheeler
1M ago
Picture this: you’re working on a big project with tight deadlines, juggling multiple pull requests, and just when you think you’re getting ahead, you hit a merge conflict that throws everything into chaos. Your inbox is flooded with GitHub notifications, you’ve lost track of which issues are the most urgent, and the code review feedback is as clear as mud.  Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone.  GitHub has become a cornerstone of countless open-source projects, enabling developers worldwide to connect, share code, and build amazing things together. But, like any tool, it has its q ..read more
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GitKraken Desktop – When Git hits the fan, who you gonna call?
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by Kyle Rector
1M ago
When Git hits the fan, who you gonna call? Tackle Git’s twists and turns with tools designed for clarity and safety. Download GitKraken Windows / Mac / Linux Over 30M devs love GitKraken. Don't let Git get you down. Visualize workflows, sidestep errors, and get Git done efficiently. See everything clearly Get a bird’s-eye view of your project and make complex Git histories simple Avoid costly mistakes Prevent errors & see who changed what and why—directly in your IDE. Interact with ease Navigate and manage your repos from anywhere with GitKraken.dev Clear ..read more
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