Using GitHub “Viewed” Checkbox

I’ve been using GitHub for years now, but I hadn’t really taken advantage of the “Viewed” checkbox on the right side of the file listing while reviewing PRs until a teammate pointed it out to me and mentioned its usefulness beyond indicating simply that the file had been viewed. It turns out that if you …

Git: The difference between Pull and Fetch

I really appreciated how Greg Hewgill summarized the difference between the two Git functions “Pull” and “Fetch” on Stackoverflow: In the simplest terms, “git pull” does a “git fetch” followed by a “git merge”. You can do a “git fetch” at any time to update your local copy of a remote branch. This operation never …