Notes for future
29.1 Common workflow questions
29.1.1 Common predicaments and how to recover/avoid
29.1.2 Keep something out of Git
List it in
29.1.3 I didn’t mean to commit that
Committing things you didn’t mean to (too big, secret). How to undo.
29.2 git stuff
Git explainers, heavy on the diagrams
A Visual Git Reference
A successful Git branching model
A successful Git branching model considered harmful
Git Tutorials from Atlassian https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/
Software Carpentry Git Novice Lesson
Michael Freeman slides on Git collaboration
GitHub Training materials
Git for Ages 4 and Up
Learn Git Branching
A Git Workflow Walkthrough Series http://vallandingham.me/git-workflow.html
- Part 1: Feature Branches
- Part 2: Reviewing Pull Requests
- Part 3: Reviewing Pull Requests Locally
- Part 4: Merging Pull Requests
Git from the inside out
29.3 The repeated amend
A way to commit often, without exposing your WIP on GitHub or without creating a very cluttered history.
Make changes. Reach a decent stopping point. Test, check, if a package … Render if an analysis …. Nothing broken?
Commit. Don’t push.
Make more progress. Keep testing or checking or rendering. Inspect diffs to watch what’s changing.
Are things broken? Use an appropriate reset to fall back.
Are things improving? Commit but amend the previous commit.
Keep going like this until you’ve built up a commit you can be proud of.
It is important to not push amended commits unless you really know what you’re doing and you can be quite sure that no one else has pulled your work.
29.4 Disaster recovery
Break it down:
- Is something wrong with my filesystem/files?
- Is my git repo messed up?
- How can I keep this from happening again?
Rebase avoidance techniques.
Headless state. Rebase hell.
What to do when you can’t, e.g., switch branches. Stashing and WIP commits.
29.5 Engage with R source on GitHub
- My gist, re: the cran user: https://gist.github.com/jennybc/4a1bf4e9e1bb3a0a9b56
- Recent search for roxygen template usage in the wild: https://github.com/search?utf8=✓&q=man-roxygen+in:path&type=Code&ref=searchresults
Being a useful useR
- stay informed re: development
- use issues for bug reports, feature requests
- make pull requests
29.6 Workflow and psychology
Stress of working in the open
Workflows for group of 1, 2, 5, 10
Fork and Pull vs Shared Repository