Git Internals for VS Code Users: Bridging the Gap
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 10:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.
Regular, 60 minute presentation
Room: Campsite 4
For many, the graphical user interface of VSCode simplifies git, streamlining commands into digestible, one-click operations. However, this simplicity prevents many from truly understanding what actually happens when commands such as 'push', 'pull', 'fetch', and 'rebase' are executed. This talk aims to shed light on these inner workings, illuminating the depth of git within the VSCode environment. Dive into the realm of 'detached heads', explore the distinction between 'merge' and 'rebase', unravel the mystery of 'cherry-pick', and comprehend the differences between 'fast-forward merges' and 'merge commits'. Additionally, we'll discuss how to figure out what non-native VSCode git buttons like "sync" actually do. Each topic will be addressed using relatable analogies, breaking down complexities and enriching your understanding of git operations in VSCode. Come prepared to learn, share, and embrace the union of git internals and VS Code's GUI tools. Let's take your git comfort & understanding to the next level!
- Learn what git is doing under the covers