Although Git is well known as Version Control System nowadays, the usage of Git LFS (Large File Storage) is often unknown to Git users. In this post I will try to explain why and when Git LFS should be used and how to use it. The source code of this post can be found at GitHub.
I often receive questions about software versioning. Although it seems something trivial and simple, when people start thinking about it, several questions pop up: How can we uniquely identify our software? Which versioning scheme should we use for our software? Which version of the software is delivered to our test or production system? … With this post I hope to give some answers to these questions and provide some of the choices you have.
Encounter difficulties keeping your dependencies and plugins up-to-date into your Maven POM file? The Versions Maven Plugin is a Maven plugin which provides you the information of which libraries could be updated. In this post some of my experiences with the plugin. Continue reading “Versions Maven Plugin”
Sometimes, you make a mistake and you start with a lot of git repositories that actually belong to each other and are dependent of each other. You are stuck with these git repositories and you want to combine them into one git repository. But, you don’t want to lose your git history. I suggest, in order to avoid these problems, to start with one git repository when you do not have good reasons to split an application into more repositories. It is easier to split repositories than to combine them and working with one git repository makes the administration a lot easier. However, if you are stuck with too many repositories and want to get rid of them, the guide below will help you. Continue reading “Combine git repositories”