Posts tagged with "git"

Aug 17th, 2015

Introducing the EclipseSource Oomph Profile

The core strength of the Eclipse IDE has always been its adaptability and extensibility. Even without adding new plug-ins, you can customize almost everything by setting a preference. Additionally, there is a rich ecosystem of plug-ins for almost any imaginable task or activity a developer works on. This ranges from programming language support, SCM integration, [...]

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Aug 6th, 2015

EMF Compare 3.1 proudly presented

The Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) has an excellent reputation in the Eclipse community and beyond. It is one of the most popular modeling frameworks available. Whether you apply model-driven development using standardized modeling languages, ​​such as UML or BPMN, or  use domain specific languages, EMF provides an optimal basis to define the involved modeling languages [...]

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Aug 3rd, 2015

Meet EGerrit

Gerrit is not only the name of Dutch computer scientist Gerrit Blaauw (the key engineer behind the IBM System/360 project in the early sixties), Gerrit is also the name of one of the most popular code review tools. Just as Gerrit Blaauw made the successful case for the 8-bit computer architecture (as opposed to the popular 6-bit architecture [...]

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Feb 26th, 2014

History Lessons

Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it One of the first tasks when studying anything new is to review the existing literature. As a student, I viewed this as a make-work project, but of course that’s not true. Studying the past helps you understand the mistakes and decisions that were made, [...]

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Aug 5th, 2013

Git Best Practices

At EclipseSource and Eclipse we love git, as you can tell by the 582 public repositories on Eclipse’s github page. Once you are familiar with the basics (if not, try this 15 minute tutorial or watch Linus Torvalds explain git) and have been using git for a little while, you may have questions such as: [...]

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Oct 8th, 2012

How to deal with whitespaces in the Eclipse IDE

Whatever your project’s specific policy on whitespaces is (tabs vs. spaces, etc), the most important rule should always be consistency. Not just to make your code look nice, but also to avoid issues with patches and your version control system. Changes to whitespaces may be more or less invisible to the naked eye, but Git [...]

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Jul 10th, 2012

Github everywhere with venture funding?

Github has announced a Series A round of venture funding today. They are taking 100 million USD from Andreessen Horowitz – and at least the first part of the name should be familiar to software developers. The announcement is a surprise as Github has always refrained from taking venture money. No surprise is their goal [...]

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Jun 10th, 2011

You don’t have to use git to access code on github

I guess a lot of people would agree that github is the current kick-ass platform for developing software. Many platforms showed up fast and with the same speed they disappeared. Github is different. It’s also genuinely innovative. For several months I use github to share small projects (widgets, tools, small plug-ins). When I write a [...]

May 29th, 2011

Git Lesson: Be mindful of a detached head

A severed head is never fun, and in git this is no different. In fact, a detached head can cause quite the headache.  In this article I will discuss what a detached head is, how it can happen, and most importantly, what you can do about it.  But before I begin, let’s rehash a bit [...]