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When working with git, normally work is done on a branch then merged onto master. However, it is often desired or required that someone else take a look at it before putting it on master. The process of deploying…
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Scripted Git Branch Deployment with Jenkins

When working with git, normally work is done on a branch then merged onto master. However, it is often desired or required that someone else take a look at it before putting it on master. The process of deploying your branch to a test environment is oftentimes manual / time consuming. It does not have […]
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Sharing a Git Stash With Another Developer

Sharing a git stash or single commit with another developer is a pretty easy task, but sometimes I forget EXACTLY what I need to type in to make it work the way I want. Also, BONUS section below for new thing I learned the last time I did it (yesterday!). I found myself needing a small […]
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WSL, git, and Beyond Compare

Back Story As I was drafting some new blog posts, I was exploring some stuff on the technical side. Part of that was using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to set up git. Since the Windows 10 Creators Update just dropped, it came with a WSL of Ubuntu 16.04. Not too shabby. Since I’m a […]
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What’s in your Utility Belt?

When developing software, we engineers have to use a variety of tools to deliver the right product to our clients. As Batman has practically everything in his utility belt, let’s see what I keep up my sleeve as staples of software engineering. The Soft Skills These are the skills I use for software engineering and […]
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git – It’s Not So Scary After All — BrownBag

Well, better late than never, right? 🙂 This is my slide-deck from a BrownBag @_swanson and I gave late last year. [field name=iframe] Recap of presentation: Lead with some common language, to get everyone on the same page Tried to draw analogies between git and TFS – covered many of the features and actions that […]
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Git Extensions has some sweet new toys…

I use Git Extensions on a daily basis.  It is a great git interface for a mouse-lover like myself. Well, it looks like Git Extensions grew some sweet new toys that take advantage of Windows 7. If you haven’t played around with some of the advanced features in Windows 7, I highly recommend it.  The JumpLists […]
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Book Club: ProGit

Book Club Foreword A couple years ago I brought up the idea of doing a book club here at SEP because I had participated in a couple before coming to SEP, but we called them SEDG (coined by Steve McConnell in Professional Software Development).  I don’t really like that term, so we called it book […]
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