Simon Willison’s Weblog


2 items tagged “sourcecontrol”


Telling stories through your commits. Joel Chippendale’s excellent guide to writing a useful commit history. I spend a lot of time on my commit messages, because when I’m trying to understand code later on they are the only form of documentation that is guaranteed to remain up-to-date against the code at that exact point of time. These tips are clear, concise, teadabale and include some great examples. # 13th January 2018, 7:44 pm


Microsoft versus FOSS Configuration Management. Why the Free Software world’s source control works and Vista’s apparently doesn’t. # 7th December 2006, 9:28 am