GitHub offers a great deal of flexibility for more collaborative development among more widely distributed teams. Now, anyone can work together on a single codebase without losing track of other contributors’ progress in relation to their own. However, this flexibility can actually prove to be more of a problem than
GitHub allows developers around the world to streamline their development pipelines and maintain a solid history of their projects even while collaborating with many other individuals and teams. However, Git can only take a team so far; it’s a tool that can be used effectively or ineffectively, depending on
When Mergify started to automate pull request merges, users expressed rapidly the need for having a way to keep their pull requests updated. We soon introduced the strict mode for the merge action, offering pull request merge serialization. This was our first, very basic, merge queue. Later, Mergify introduced the
A Git fast forward is an extremely useful and efficient mechanism for harmonizing your project's main branch with changes introduced in a given feature branch. Git makes ample use of fast-forwarding merges behind the scenes, speeding up your development workflow in the process. Fast-forward merges can help keep your commit
I remember officially switching my professional career from being a Linux system administrator to a Python software engineer. It was ten years ago when I decided that rebooting servers was dull. Watching the software engineering team working next to me, seeing them doing git commit -a -m 'friday night commit'
GitHub makes collaborating with many different people on a single piece of code or software much easier by managing the details involved in version control alongside your project's evolving history. This makes it especially useful for comparing code changes as they come in and sorting out differences between code submissions
Choosing a distribution license for the software you publish on GitHub can seem confusing at first. After all, there are quite literally hundreds of licenses to choose from, all of which are suitable for different purposes and grant users of your code unique rights. For first-time code publishers, it can
Adopting the right code review best practices can drastically speed up your review process while also improving the quality of your reviews. Often enough, code reviews can become areas of contention among members of your team, prompting them to become defensive about work they’ve done or changes they may
Today, we're happy to announce the general availability of one of our most awaited features. Expressing conditions to act upon is the core of Mergify rules. While many dimensions are exposed through our configuration file and allow us to filter on many pull request attributes, one important was missing. Time.
GitHub merge methods can be tough to choose correctly. Implementing the wrong merge method on your project's main branch can detract from your team's ability to follow along and contribute. In other words, using the wrong merge method for the occasion defeats the entire purpose of Git—namely, seamless collaboration
Managing security updates on GitHub can get hectic in a hurry as third-party dependencies develop at their own pace, separate from your project. Leaving vulnerable dependencies unpatched can open your entire application up to otherwise avoidable threats, but manually reviewing and merging such updates can quickly eat up all of
GitHub Actions are a collection of tools that help you streamline your development workflows through automation. These actions are event-driven, meaning they’ll trigger upon certain things happening. There are tons of GitHub Actions you can use—here are some of the best. 1. CheckoutEverybody knows about Checkout. It's the
Last September, GitHub launched GitHub CLI 1.0 and brought GitHub to the terminal. GitHub CLI is GitHub command-line interface. It brings pull requests, issues, and other GitHub concepts to the terminal next to where you are already working with Git and your code — according to its documentation. In this