Review commits in your feature branch

Github pull requests are awesome, but you can’t use them all the time, mostly when working on code not hosted at github. The following snippet makes it easy to see the commits in your current (head) branch that are not yet in the base branch. To see what commits are made in your current feature branch, but which have not been merged into develop yet: $ gpr develop * 5246248 <ariejan@ariejan.

Deploying a third-party Rails application - like Gitlab

We all know how to deploy our own Rails projects. (If not, read this guide.) But how do you handle deploying a third-party application that may require some customisation on your part? A good example would be Gitlab Gitlab is an open source Github clone, build using Ruby on Rails. It’s a nice project that uses Gitosis under the hood to manage your git repositories. There are several good installation guides available on the web, but they all assume you want to deploy gitlab verbatim - without any modification or configuration

Contributing to Open-Source with Github

You want to contribute to an open-source project, but are scared away by all the git-complexity involved? This small guide will help you out. Step 1 - Fork, fork, fork First create a fork of the original project. You can do this easily by clicking the “Fork” button on the top of the Github project page. This will give you your own copy (fork) of the entire repository. Then, check out your fork:

They are just tools, people!

Codaset is openly asking its users to comment on what pricing strategy they would like most. I’ve spotted this before, but again, there are two types of users. Those who see a great service and know that it will make their job easier, so they are willing to pay for it. There are also those who want a trillion repositories, unlimited disk space and what not for $1 a month (or less). This post is for the latter group of people. Some developers claim they need to use all of 37Signals’ apps, have the biggest Github plan available and buy that new shiny 17” MacBook Pro (or that 27” iMac, I know). With all those tools and hardware available, how can your brilliant plan not succeed? All the successful people you’ve heard of use them. So, with all that setup, you’re golden! Right? Then they check the price tag. It’s huge! Github, but better

Today I had the very pleasure of giving a try! Codaset is being developed by Joel Moss in Ruby on Rails and could be a real Github killer!