Commit Often, Perfect Later, Publish Once: Git Best Practices
Best Practices vary from environment to environment, and there is no One True Answer, but still, this represents a consensus from #git and in some cases helps you frame the discussion for the generation of your very own best practices.
Table of Contents
- Do read about git
- Do commit early and often
- Don’t panic
- Do backups
- Don’t change published history
- Do choose a workflow
- Do divide work into repositories
- Do make useful commit messages
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- Do keep up to date
- Do periodic maintenance
- Do enforce Standards
- Useful Tools
- Do integrate with external tools
- Miscellaneous “Do”s
- Miscellaneous “Don’t”s
Do read about git
Knowing where to look is half the battle. I strongly urge everyone to read (and support) the Pro Git book. The other resources are highly recommended by various people as well.
- Pro Git
- Git for Computer Scientists and a different/updated version
- Git from the Bottom Up
- The Git Parable
- Other resources
- Git wiki
Imported from Seth Robertson's original.
Thanks to the experts on #git, and my co-workers, for review, feedback, and ideas.