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Explore Git Internals with the JGit API

On October 20, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever wondered how a commit and its content is stored in Git? Well, I have, and I had some spare time over the last rainy weekend, so I did a little research. Because I feel more at home with Java than with Bash, I used JGit and a…

Codeship: Continuous Integration for GitHub and Bitbucket

On October 6, 2014, Posted by , In Common, By ,, , With 1 Comment

Just recently I got the opportunity to use yet another continuous integration service: Codeship Continuous Integration. The hosted service builds GitHub and Bitbucket projects and offers various options for deployment. This post will give a brief overview how to build and deploy with Codeship. Simple Setup Setting up Codeship to…

How to Access a Git Repository with JGit

On September 22, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,,, , With No Comments

A Git repository is represented in JGit through the Repository class that can be viewed as a handle to a repository. With a Repository instance, you can create JGit commands (through the Git factory class), gain access to configuration settings, resolve refs, etc. There are several ways to obtain a…

How to Safely Use SWT’s Display asyncExec

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,, , With No Comments

Most user interface (UI) toolkits are single-threaded and SWT is no exception. This means that UI objects must be accessed exclusively from a single thread, the so-called UI thread. On the other hand, long running tasks should be executed in background threads in order to keep the UI responsive. This…

Travis: Continuous Integration for GitHub Projects

On September 1, 2014, Posted by , In Common, By ,, , With No Comments

In a recent project I got the opportunity to work with Travis, a lean, hosted continuous integration service used to build GitHub projects that is free to use for public repositiories. This post gives a brief introduction on how to build projects with Travis. Simple Setup Setting up Travis to…

Unleashing gonsole 1.0, a Git Console for Eclipse

On July 14, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

Over the last few weeks, Frank and I had some spare time. As summer hadn’t yet arrived in Germany, we decided to spend that time coding… What came out is Gonsole, a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE which provides a Git Console. The features that we originally intended to implement…

gonsole weeks: a git console for eclipse

On July 9, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 3 Comments

Even though Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. Because of that, Frank and I started to fill this gap a few weeks ago. If you are interested in what happened during this time you may want…

gonsole weeks: multiple console sessions

On July 2, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 4 Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: content assist for git commands

On June 18, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: git init gonsole

On June 3, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 9 Comments

For many developers Git has become the tool of choice when it comes to version control systems. Those that work in Eclipse are provided with a comprehensive Git tool integration. But it seems that for certain tasks the command line is favoured. Some find it more convenient to type in…