I've been professional developer/engineer for 7.5 years. Today I just finally removed the last git GUI app from my machine. It's like losing an old friend :D
@chris Git has a GUI?
I jest ... I'll occasionally use `gitk` on my Mac to figure out WTF some folks are doing with branching and merging. But it's been a long time since I've installed any other GUIs for VCS anywhere.
Which GUI did you finally jettison?
@ericmann The last one I had been using is sublime-merge
Admittedly, I can get rid of it as I'm no longer working in a place where it's necessary to rey to see the GIT tree in troubleshooting history. There were times at some places where I was trying to trace the history of 30 or more branches.
@chris Those were the only situations where I used a GUI. Thankfully I'm now in far more control of project lifecycles as to prevent that kind of mess.
@ericmann Makes sense. These days I have more control and a team more willing to work in a team and implement proper tools and flows. It makes such a difference
Experiencing SourceTree slowly wrecking itself over the past ten years has been like watching a loved one slip away into senility 😧
@rezmason HA, for real. That used to be my go-to as it was so powerful. I don't miss it.
@chris "SourceTree, look who's come to visit, it's /features/login/fix_tab_index !"
"No, remember fix_tab_index?"
"...fix_tab_index, yes, how are you? How's the rebase?"
"Ha ha Grampa SourceTree I aborted that rebase two weeks ago"
"Nonsense, sonny! There's still a hundred and two unresolved conflicts—"
"Sorry fix_tab_index, sometimes he gets confused."
"—did I ever tell you about when we stormed the branches at Normandy? Drove Jerry all the way back to origin, we did..."
I started out using it for everything, but the good and bad thing about it being so close to the command line in design is that you eventually learn how to do everything without it.
As for CLI, that's where I'm at these days. If I really need to view something I can do it via VSCodium's GIT tools and extensions
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