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My Journey Into Git

My Journey Into Git

  • 29 Jan 2021 |
  • 05 Mins read

I have come a long way the past years with the version control system Git. At first, I was pretty scared of even touching Git on the cli. Not long ago, I even asked my team mates to run Git commands on my machine to fix things for me. 😞 Time has past since then and a lot has changed in my life. I got brave to take much more "risks" of constantly learning new things on the go and keep asking myself: What can possibly go wrong when you don't know stuff yet?

Today I am a huge fanboy of it. On this page, I collect all the nice little things I've crossed so far in the wild wide world about Git. If you have some other cool stuff which I could add, please ping me, thanks.

Not only the selection and usage of a tool makes you invincible, no, mastering by explaining it to others is what makes you a real superhero.

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gentle intros and a bit more

setting up a repository

how to setup git

git config

git commit

git fetch

git fast forward

  • What? If Master has not diverged, instead of creating a new commit, git will just point master to the latest commit of the feature branch. This is a “fast forward.” There won't be any "merge commit" in fast-forwarding merge.
  • Fast forward merge or rebase ? A fast forward merge is a merge where the HEAD of the target branch (e.g. master) can just be forwarded to the latest commit of the pulled (e.g. feature/xyz) branch. If there are commits in between, because the target and the pulled (PR) have diverged, there is no fast forward merge possible and a merge commit will be created! A merge commit contains two parent commit, the latest of the target branch (e.g. master) and the latest of the be pulled (e.g. feature/xyz) branch. A merge commit incorporates the changes from these two parent commits into the target (e.g. master) branch.
  • What does fast-forward mean?
  • Fast forward and branch mgmt
  • Fast forward git merge

git merge

git rebase

git merge vs git rebase

git push

git reset and revert

git cherry-pick

git configuration

git flows/branching models

git rerere

git log and diff



commit message

git hooks

Git cleanup

rewriting history

cheat sheets

Git repository manager

Here are just a few repository managers which you can choose from. All of them emphasise the collaborative work for a team.

Git clients

Git tools

Documentation done with Git


  • If you use GitHub as remote repository manager and you do pair programming, add this to the commit message and then you and your pair will get the git commit credit:
    Co-authored-by: your name <yourgitemailaddress> Co-authored-by: your co-author <theirgitemailaddress>
  • A visual log for Git command line

talks, workshops and courses

doc & books

other nifty stuff

cool blog posts

GitHub specific things

I also have a GitHub account where you can follow my moves. Of course I will follow you back if you want to share something 🙃