Day 24

August 3, 2018 19:31 UTC Team Barcelona Duo (Exercism) [2018]Subscribe to this teams's activities

You think you understand git, until you don’t

After our stand up we met with our coach David to review git. We had several problems yesterday trying to merge some changes that we made. After the lesson that we had with David, the git process became clearer. We now have a better understanding of working with git and GitHub, and how to create branches for every feature we create. We also understand the problems that can arise when commiting to master, and how we need to git pull --rebase origin master before we push our changes.

Our coaches reassured us that git and GitHub take time to master, and that there will be more issues that we run into during our career. Our favorite quote of the day came from our coach Javi, who told us, "you think you understand git, until you don't". ☺️

If anybody is struggling with understanding git branching, our coach Javi shared this great tutorial that is very useful.

After our git lesson, we reviewed the other issues that we have in our backlog for the current sprint. David helped think about how we need to approach each issue, and also helped us plan out lessons that we will need in order to complete the issues.

In the afternoon, we had a very thorough lesson from our mentor Jeremy on rebasing, grep, and the general workflow that we need to follow for our PRs. Jeremy is a great teacher. He gave a fantastic visual analogy to think about rebasing as a Jenga tower. This was very helpful, and we were very grateful that he took the time to make sure we are learning as much as possible.

This has been a great week. We are looking forward to implementing what we learned today next week.


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