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From John Vines <>
Subject Re: GIT
Date Thu, 23 May 2013 00:47:17 GMT
For those of you who are not familiar with git, is a really nice utility for
both learning things and testing the commands you wish to run before doing
any sort of merge/rebase/etc.

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM, David Medinets <>wrote:

> On the other hand, Google uses a single branch (
> with over 2,000
> projects, in a single code trunk containing hundreds of millions of code
> lines, with more than 5,000 developers accessing the same repository.
> At work (not Google) we have a master branch. For development I create a
> branch something like
> dmedinets/20130522/accumulo_2343/description_of_intent. The slashes provide
> a flat hierarchical namespace just for convenience. I include the date
> because I sometimes have several branches at once. I include the intent as
> well as the JIRA ticket in case I want to take more than one approach.
> When you first start working with Git, it pays to be cautious. Co-workers
> have lost work by using the wrong pattern of git commands. I will post the
> git commands that I use; which should not be considered authoritative,
> correct, or even a suggestion. 8:)

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